Citizen-Initiated Amendments

Arkansas

Initiative: The Arkansas Citizens' Redistricting Commission Amendment. Received by Secretary of State.

Proponents: People Not Politicians Arkansas

Signatures Required: 89,151

Collection Deadline: July 8, 2022

Signatures Submitted:

Summary: This initiative aims to create a 9-member Citizens' Redistricting Commission responsible for both legislative and congressional redistricting. The petition was received by the office of the Secretary of State on December 28, 2021.

Oklahoma

Initiative: 815; Withdrawn.

Proponents: People Not Politicians Oklahoma

Signatures Required: 177,958

Collection Deadline: 90 days after determined start date

Signatures Submitted: Withdrawn before circulation began.

Summary: This initiative aimed to create a 9-member Independent Redistricting Commission responsible for both legislative and congressional redistricting. A panel of retired judges would have selected the 9 commissioners by lot, 3 affiliated with the largest political party in the state, 3 affiliated with the second largest political party in the state, and 3 unaffiliated as described by the measure. The petition was received by the office of the Secretary of State on August 11, 2020 and two lawsuits (Gaddis v. Moore & McCormick v. Largent) were filed challenging it on September 1, 2020. Proponents announced plans to withdraw the petition on September 22, 2020.

Oregon

Initiative: Initiative Petition 16

Proponents: People Not Politicians Oregon

Signatures Required: 149,360, 1,000 preliminary signatures

Collection Deadline: July 8, 2022

Signatures Submitted: Ballot Title insufficient

Summary: This citizen initiative would give responsibility for legislative and congressional redistricting to a 12-member redistricting commission. The state legislature would no longer have the authority to draw legislative and congressional maps. A panel of 3 administrative law judges would be appointed to review the applications and the Secretary of State would select the first 6 commissioners by lot, 2 affiliated with the largest political party in the state, 2 affiliated with the second largest political party in the state, and 2 unaffiliated as described by the measure. The 6 randomly-selected commissioners would then choose the final 6 commissioners by March 15, 2023, and thereafter August 15 in each year ending in the number zero.

South Dakota

Initiative: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Establishing a Redistricting Commission (2022)

Proponents: Drawn Together SD

Signatures Required: 33,922 signatures required for constitutional amendments

Collection Deadline: 1 year after petition circulation begins

Signatures Submitted: Petition not yet approved for circulation

Summary: This initiative would transfer the authority to redraw the state's legislative districts from the state legislature to a redistricting commission comprised of nine registered South Dakota voters who are appointed by the South Dakota Board of Elections. In addition to prescribing certain criteria for, and prohibiting various considerations from, the commission's drawing of district lines, it would also provide for several opportunities wherein the public can comment on and participate in the map drawing process.