U.S. Congressional Districts – Legislative. The Oregon Legislature has been assigned the primary duty of redistricting the state’s legislative districts, as well as the state’s U.S. congressional districts. The Oregon Supreme Court has the authority to review the redistricting plan at each stage of the process. Under Oregon law, when the Legislature is unable to agree on legislative and congressional redistricting plans, the process for redrawing the districts is split. The Secretary of State becomes responsible for the legislative districts and the federal courts for the congressional districts. The Governor has veto power over the Legislature’s plan.
State Legislative Districts – Legislative. If the Legislature’s plan is voided, the Secretary of
State must draft a redistricting of the state legislative districts, conduct a public hearing, file a transcript of the hearing, and file a corrected redistricting plan with the Supreme Court by
November 1. The Court may order additional corrections; otherwise the new plan becomes
operative on November 15. The Secretary of State is also responsible for drafting a plan if the
Legislature fails to enact a plan by July 1. The Governor has veto power over the Legislature’s