Redistricting in Oregon

Redistricting is the once-a-decade process of redrawing United States House of Representatives (Congressional) and Oregon State Senate and State House of Representatives (Legislative) district boundaries to account for changes in population.

Redistricting Timeline
Redistricting Committee Public Hearing Schedule

Once the needed redistricting data arrives in August, the committees will spend several weeks developing draft congressional and legislative maps. Starting in September, the committees plan to embark on a statewide tour to gather feedback and learn about communities of interest. The following meetings have been tentatively scheduled, though are subject to change. Locations to be determined.

  • September 8 – Bend at 5:30 PM

  • September 9 – Eugene at 5:30 PM

  • September 10 – Salem at 9:00 AM

  • September 10 – Oregon City/North Clackamas County at 3:00 PM

  • September 11 – Central Portland at 9:00 AM

  • September 11 – Hillsboro/Beaverton at 3:00 PM

  • September 13 – Oregon Capitol at 9:00 AM and 1:00 and 5:30 PM

How you can get involved

  • Appear at your state legislator’s town halls, Zoom meetings, constituent meetings and coffees, and let them know that you are interested in redistricting, that you want your own community of common interest preserved, and how they will approach the final vote on the maps.

  • Ask how the representative will ensure fair redistricting.

  • Ask if the representative would consider the creation of an independent citizens commission (IRC) to create districts, instead of the legislature, and what questions the representative has about an IRC. 

  • Draft letters to the editor or op-ed pieces on redistricting; work with your other groups to ascertain what action they will be taking on redistricting. Use this letter as an example.

Resources

Oregon State Redistricting Page

Includes:

  • Access to all written and oral testimony in 40 redistricting committee hearings this year

  • How to testify before the redistricting committees in September in person or by written statement

  • The US and Oregon constitutional and statutory redistricting standards

  • How to draw your own proposed district maps using ESRI, including an instructional manual and instructional videos

People Not Politicians Oregon

Includes

  • Full coalition information

  • Detailed redistricting plan

IP 16 full text

Full content of initiative petition for creating an independent redistricting coalition, planned to be on the ballot in November 2022