PRINEVILLE, OR -- Crook County voters will be asked in May of 2024 whether they want to join Idaho. The County Court agreed Wednesday to place a question on the ballot: “Should Crook County represent that its citizens support efforts to move the Idaho border to include Crook County?”
According to the Greater Idaho Movement, the ballot summary states: "The Crook County Court has placed this advisory question on the ballot to determine voter attitudes of whether your Crook County elected officials should inform state and federal officials that the people of Crook County support continued negotiations regarding a potential relocation of the Oregon-Idaho border to include Crook County."
It’s a non-binding measure, which means county officials don’t have to take any action based on the outcome.
This past May, Wallowa County voters approved a measure from the Movement, requiring County Commissioners meet twice a year to discuss promoting the county's interest in relocating the Idaho border to include Wallowa County. It passed by just seven ballots, but the Wallowa County Clerk says it was not close enough to trigger a recount.