Thousands of Deschutes County voters will soon learn that they will be casting a vote in a different precinct in local elections and may have a different representative in Salem thanks to last year’s redistricting legislation. More 39,000 residents either switched precincts or moved House and Senate districts. The change won’t affect how or when voters cast a ballot, but it will determine who they see on their ballot.
For instance, while most of Bend remains in House Dist. 54, represented by Bend Republican Jason Conger, many in northeast Bend are now represented by Mike McLane of Powell Butte.
The notification will be mailed out this week in advance of the upcoming May primary.
They can be viewed online at the county clerk’s website.