Applications open to serve on Lane County's redistricting committee

Applications open to serve on Lane County's redistricting committee
Posted on 06/22/2021

Lane County’s Home Rule Charter requires that boundaries for Lane County commissioner districts be evaluated and updated at least once every ten years. The last redistricting effort was completed in 2011. The current redistricting process will be led by a committee of Lane County community members.

 

The Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) will be composed of fifteen (15) members. Each commissioner will select one member and those five (5) will select the remaining ten (10) members. The IRC will be responsible for presenting between two (2) and four (4) redistricting options to the Board of County Commissioners before the end of October 2021.

 

The Home Rule Charter states: “In accordance with Federal, State, or County census figures, the boundaries of the five districts shall be drawn by the board of commissioners so as not to deny any person equal protection of the law.”

 

The Board of County Commissioners determined that the IRC will include people of color, different ethnicity, low income, urban and rural, a variety of ages, genders and gender identification, political affiliation and nonaffiliated voters, registered voters and non-registered voters.

 

Applications are available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/IRC. Committee members must be residents of Lane County.