Category Archives: Oregon Secretary of State

Oregon election policies revised; public comment sought

The Oregon Elections Division on Thursday released the election manual updates under consideration for the 2018 election cycle. After considering public feedback, the Elections Division intends to finalize manual changes effective January 1, 2018. Source: Oregon election policies revised; public comment sought

State fines Loretta Smith $250, citing election-law violations

Investigation based on complaint by Multnomah Commissioner’s staffer; Smith calls ‘minor issue’ Source: State fines Loretta Smith $250, citing election-law violations

Oregon Fines Multnomah Commissioner Running For Council

The Oregon Secretary of State’s office plans to fine Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith $250 after investigating a complaint that her staffers were made to work on campaign events. Source: Oregon Fines Multnomah Commissioner Running For Council

Editorial: Oregon makes needed restoration of its constitution

If you’re one of the 100 or so Oregonians who pledged money on the Secretary of State’s Office website to restore this state’s constitution, pat yourself on the back. If you gave when the document was on display a couple of years ago in the state Capitol, do the same thing. Ditto if you’re among […]
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Dennis Richardson orders review of his agency’s harassment policies

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson said Monday that his office will review its sexual harassment policies and update its workplace conduct training programs. Source: Dennis Richardson orders review of his agency’s harassment policies | OregonLive.com

 Health care tax referendum going to voters Jan. 23

A referendum asking Oregon voters to decide the fate of portions of the 2017 Legislature’s health care tax law will be on the January ballot, the Secretary of State’s office announced Monday. Source: Statesman Journal: Salem news, sports, entertainment. Serving Salem, Oregon.

Oregon voters will decide whether to overturn $340 million in health care taxes

An effort to overturn part of Oregon’s $550 million health care tax plan qualified for the ballot on Monday, which means voters will decide whether to keep the taxes in a Jan. 23 special election. Source: Oregon voters will decide whether to overturn $340 million in health care taxes | OregonLive.com

Former Oak Lodge officials hit with fines for electioneering

Dan Bradley and Michael Read fined $250 each for multiple infractions of election laws related to the district consolidation ballot measures State officials have fined former Oak Lodge managers for illegal campaigning on the May 2016 measures that consolidated the local water and sewer districts into Oak Lodge Water Services. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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 Here’s what’s at stake in the Nov. 7 election for Salem, surrounding cities.

Those hoping to cast a vote in the upcoming November 7 election have until Tuesday to register to vote. Source: Statesman Journal: Salem news, sports, entertainment. Serving Salem, Oregon.

Oregon Voters Will Decide Fate Of Health Care Tax

Oregonians will be voting on a tax on hospital and health insurance companies next January. Source: Oregon Voters Will Decide Fate Of Health Care Tax . News | OPB