Public Access to Redistricting Data
The Kentucky General Assembly is responsible for periodically redrawing the boundaries of the Commonwealth’s congressional and state legislative districts.
Legislators use a program called Maptitude for Redistricting and data from the U.S. Census Bureau. A computer with the same program and data is available for public use in the LRC library.
LRC staff can provide limited technical assistance for using the computer and the program, but they cannot assist in drawing plans. Free tutorials for using Maptitude are available online at https://www.caliper.com/learning-redistricting/. Users who wish to save their plans will need to bring a flash drive.
The U.S. Census Bureau has announced plans to release redistricting data in easier-to-use formats. A link to those formats will be available on this webpage once LRC has received and reviewed the data.
Only legislators may propose a formal redistricting plan in a bill or amendment. But members of the public may present drafts of complete plans to legislators for their consideration.
A complete plan includes boundaries for every district in the chamber (six in the U.S. House, 100 in the Kentucky House, and 38 in the Kentucky State Senate). It may be presented to legislators in one of these formats: shapefile or block equivalency.
LRC staff cannot directly accept plan submissions.
Schedule a time
Before visiting the LRC library, please call ahead to schedule a time. The library is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and staff can be reached at 502-564-8100. More information is available on our library page.
Finding the library
The library is located in Room 27 in the basement of the Capitol Annex (the building directly behind the state Capitol). Please click the “Visitors & Education” tab on our homepage for additional directions and guidelines related to COVID-19.
Additional resources for drawing plans of Kentucky districts are also available on several third-party websites.
Previous Redistricting Information
2013 Extraordinary Session Redistricting Bills
2013 Regular Session Redistricting Bills
2012 Regular Session Redistricting Bills
HB 284, HB 292,
U.S. Census Bureau Information
National Conference of State Legislatures