Commonwealth Policy Center

Kentucky state legislators are redrawing district maps for state House, Senate, and Congressional districts. It’s a process that takes place every 10 years after new census data comes in. And as dry and boring as it may sound, it has significant implications for voters. ​​Eastern and Western Kentucky have lost population. This means those areas will be losing Senate and House seats. On the other hand, the population in the Golden triangle of Lexington, Louisville, and Northern Kentucky have increased, which means they’ll be picking up seats. The Kentucky legislature has Republican supermajorities in both chambers. They’ll not only redraw the lines, but they’ll redraw them in a way favorable to more GOP wins in the 2022 elections. Speaker of the House David Osborne said the maps will be completed relatively soon.