Or. Admin. R. 165-008-0060 - Criteria for Reapportionment

(1) In developing a reapportionment plan, the Secretary of State will comply with Section 6, Article IV of the Oregon Constitution, ORS 188.010 and any federal law which imposes requirements in addition to those imposed by the Oregon constitution and statutes.
(2) Compliance with the criteria of ORS 188.010(1) shall be to the maximum extent practicable. The following interpretations will be made of specific criteria:
(a) "Utilize existing geographic or political boundaries." When possible, districts will be drawn to utilize county lines and to maintain cities within a single district;
(b) "Not divide communities of common interest." Where urban neighborhoods, rural communities or other communities can be identified, an effort will be made to retain that community within a single district. Consideration will be given to market areas covered by local media;
(c) "Be connected by transportation links." Road connections of at least a county road should be available within the district from one area of the district to another. This does not apply to unpopulated areas of the district.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 165-008-0060
ELECT 37-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-18-90; ELECT 5-2021, temporary amend filed 08/12/2021, effective 9/27/2021 through 2/9/2022

Stat. Auth.: ORS 188.015

Stats. Implemented: ORS 188.015

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