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Plan to move Oregon-Idaho border leaps ahead with local ballot measure

Greater Idaho proposal that encompasses much of Oregon and parts of Northern California. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

VALE – Malheur County voters will face a ballot measure in May linked to the movement to shift a number of rural Oregon counties into Idaho.

The measure would require the Malheur County Court to meet three times a year to consider a plan to move the Oregon-Idaho border.

Proponents of Ballot Measure 23-64 acquired enough signatures Feb. 17 to put it on the May 18 special election ballot, said Gail Trotter, Malheur County clerk.

The measure needed 539 signatures and Trotter said her office was able to validate 563. The signatures were submitted in two batches, on Jan. 26 and Feb. 11, said Trotter.

Voter approval would require the county court to meet and . . .