Step 1: Eastern Oregonians convince county commissioners to put a question on the ballot (Gilliam County residents click here)
Step 2: Oregon counties vote (non-binding) to prove to state legislators that eastern Oregon wants to join Idaho.
Step 3: Idaho Legislature holds hearings.
Step 4: Oregon Legislature holds hearings
Step 5: The movement convinces a critical mass of Oregon legislators to support the idea.
Step 6: Optionally, the Oregon and Idaho Legislatures invite each other to consider the issue by passing a “memorial” or resolution
The Idaho House of Representatives invited Oregon to begin talks February 2023.
Step 7: Oregon & Idaho leaders negotiate.
Step 8: State legislatures ratify an interstate compact that sets the terms of the border relocation, such as which assets and liabilities become Idaho’s.
Step 8a: Optionally, the compact authorizes a plebiscite (vote) for eastern Oregon voters as a whole to consent to, or veto, the compact.
Step 9: Congress approves the interstate compact and amends acts of admission of both states.
Before we can add California counties to Idaho, we need to complete phase 1: moving the Oregon/Idaho border.
The Washington State counties that Idaho would accept (Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin) can begin the process at any time.