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Redistricting in Louisiana

Redistricting happens every 10 years right after the Census and it’s the process of redrawing district lines to determine who represents you. You have a voice in drawing these lines.

Use this information as a reference for how you can help with redistricting in Louisiana. 

Congressional districts

  • Restrictions: None
  • Number of districts, 2011-2021: 6
  • Number of districts after 2020 Census: 6
  • May Governor veto? Yes
  • Districting responsibility: State legislature
  • Self-imposed state deadlines and enforcement: None

Legislative districts

  • Restrictions: Each district should be reapportioned as equally as practicable based on the population count from the decennial census.
  • Number of districts: 39 Senate, 105 House
  • Multimember districts? No
  • House districts nested within Senate districts? No
  • May Governor veto? Yes
  • Districting responsibility: State legislature, or if the legislature fails to act, the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Self-imposed state deadlines and enforcement*: The plan must be adopted by the end of the year after the year in which the census bureau reports the state’s population.

* Deadlines subject to change based on Census delays.

There are no specific guidelines on public input on the redistricting process in Louisiana.

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Senate & Governmental Affairs Committee

Attorney: Matthew R. Deville
Phone: (225) 342-2101
Email: devillem@legis.la.gov
Secretary: Laur'en M. Cimino
Phone: (225) 342-9845
Email: marinovichl@legis.la.gov

House Governmental Affairs Committee

Address: P.O. Box 44486, State Capitol Building 7th Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70804 Phone: 225.342.2396 Fax: 225.342.0768
Chairman: John Stefanski
Email: stefanskij@legis.la.gov
Senior Legislative Analyst: Patricia Lowrey
Email: lowreyp@legis.state.la.us

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