February 11. 2019 9:30 a.m.
The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will look at the process of redistricting during their next meeting.
A release from the league said every ten years, after new census data shows how many people live where, voting district boundaries may need to be changed. Typically, that is done by the Oregon State Legislature, which some believe gives a potential advantage to whatever political party is in the majority. The release said some state’s handle redistricting differently.
Norman Turill, president of the League of Women Voters of Oregon, and forum organizer Candalynn Johnson, will come to Roseburg later this month to educate voters about redistricting, answer questions and get input from those attending. Turill said the redistricting process will be even more important after the 2020 census, as Oregon may be getting a 6th congressional seat.
The event will be held in the South Umpqua Room of the Roseburg Public Library on February 21st from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 672-6982 for more information.