By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Lawmakers are working to postpone Tuesday's congressional election filing deadline for a week, a move that has become necessary because the House and Senate have been unable to agree on a redistricting plan.

The Senate voted 25-0 on Friday to set a new deadline of February 7. The House is expected to vote on the new deadline Monday.

Sen. Damon Thayer said negotiators need additional time to work out a congressional redistricting plan.

The House and Senate have differing plans for redrawing lines around the state's six congressional districts.

Redistricting occurs every 10 years to account for population changes reported in the U.S. Census. The latest count showed a population decline in rural areas, forcing redistricting to ensure that the state's congressmen represent an equal number of people.


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