Apportionment Commission Changing to Bipartisan Commission on Legislative Apportionment

Oklahoma Ballot Measure - State Question No. 748

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Yes: 567288  (58.42%)
No: 403733  (41.58%)

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Measure Text

This measure amends Sections 11A and 11B of Article 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution. These provisions deal with how the Legislature is divided into districts. This process is known as apportionment. The Legislature must make an apportionment after each ten-year federal census. If the Legislature fails to act, an Apportionment Commission must do so. The measure changes the name of this Commission. It removes all three existing Commission members. It removes the Attorney General. It removes the Superintendent of Public Instruction. It also removes the State Treasurer.

The measure increases the number of members from three to seven. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate appoints one Democrat and one Republican. The Speaker of the House of Representatives appoints one Democrat and one Republican. The Governor appoints one Democrat and one Republican.

The measure provides that the Lieutenant Governor chairs the Commission and is a nonvoting member. It requires orders of apportionment to be signed by at least four members of the Commission.

SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?

FOR THE PROPOSAL
Yes: __________
AGAINST THE PROPOSAL
No: __________

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