Government, politics, Salem

Brown calls special legislative session to tackle redistricting

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley

Oregon’s legislators will head back to Salem following Governor Kate Brown’s call to convene a special legislative session to tackle congressional and legislative redistricting. 

Following the decennial census, held last in 2020, the Oregon Constitution requires the legislature to draw new districts to split the state into local legislative and congressional districts. 

Oregon gained a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives thanks to a growing population in the state following last year’s census. 

In a press release, the governor’s office said that the special session will begin Monday, September 20 at 8 a.m.

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