PORTLAND — After April 29’s delayed decision by the Oregon Supreme Court on IP 34’s ballot title, People Not Politicians announced Thursday that they will soon file another initiative for the November 2024 ballot to reform Oregon’s dysfunctional and partisan redistricting process, and replace it with an independent citizens’ commission for fair representation.

Currently, Oregon legislators gerrymander voting districts to re-elect incumbents in safe districts, thereby reducing political competition. This results in incumbents who are unaccountable to voters, which in turn lowers voter turnout. The Princeton Gerrymandering Project gave Oregon’s congressional map an F grade for its lack of competitive races.

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