Special Session on Redistricting

Beshear Calls Lawmakers Back To Frankfort Aug. 19th

Jun 20, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear has issued a call for a special legislative session to begin on Aug. 19 to deal with legislative and judicial redistricting.  He took the action on Thursday.

Each decade, lawmakers are required to draw new district boundaries to account for population changes recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Kentucky had major population shifts between 2000 and 2010, requiring changes in boundary lines to comply with the federal and state "one person, one vote" mandate.