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Senate District Requirements

Section 25, Article III, of the Texas Constitution requires the Texas Senate to be elected from single-member districts and each senate district to be composed of contiguous territory.

Section 28, Article III, of the Texas Constitution requires the legislature to redistrict state senate districts during the first regular session following publication of the decennial census. If the legislature fails to do so, the redistricting task falls to the Legislative Redistricting Board.

The Texas Legislative Council, a nonpartisan legislative service agency, provides technical and legal support to the Texas legislature for redistricting.