Category Archives: Oregon Secretary of State (SOS)

Oregon secretary of state rejects another ballot measure, this one a timber industry favorite

Secretary of State Bev Clarno hinted this week that she is an equal opportunity rejector of ballot measures, not the partisan hack that critics have suggested. Clarno, the Republican selected by the governor to serve out the term of late Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, said one of three pro-forestry initiatives filed for the November […]
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 Judge’s ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives back on track

Decision overturns secretary of state action and means proposed ballot measures do not violate Oregon’s single-subject rule. A Marion County judge has reversed a decision by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno to reject two proposed ballot initiatives on carbon reduction. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Judge’s ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives back on track

Court overturns Clarno, reinstates clean energy measures for 2020 ballot process

Marion County Circuit Court Judge David Leith reinstated two climate change and clean energy initiative petitions aimed at the November ballot that had previously been rejected by Secretary of State Bev Clarno, who had ruled they violated a constitutional clause that’s says ballot measures can only deal with one issue. Source: Court overturns Clarno, reinstates […]
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Judge rules clean-energy initiatives can advance reversing Sec. of State

A Marion County judge ruled Thursday that two clean-energy initiatives previously rejected by Secretary of State Bev Clarno can continue with the process that could place them on the ballot this November. Source: Judge rules clean-energy initiatives can advance reversing Sec. of State

Judge Finds Oregon Secretary Of State Bev Clarno Improperly Rejected Ballot Measures .

A Marion County judge has found that Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno improperly rejected two ballot measures aimed at reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Source: Judge Finds Oregon Secretary Of State Bev Clarno Improperly Rejected Ballot Measures . News | OPB

Judge reverses secretary of state, allows Oregon energy measures to move ahead

A Marion County judge has reversed a decision by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno to reject two proposed ballot initiatives on carbon reduction. Source: Judge reverses secretary of state, allows Oregon energy measures to move ahead | Salem Reporter

Unaffiliated voters lag behind parties in voter turnout

When Oregon created the “motor voter” bill, which automatically registers people to vote when they get an Oregon driver’s license or update their address with the DMV, the move was hailed as a progressive step to increase voter registration. A look at turnout rates for unaffiliated voters in the state suggests there is still some […]
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Former State Rep. Rich Vial Resigns His Post as Deputy Secretary of State

Former state rep. Rich Vial, who serves under Secretary of State Bev Clarno, tendered his resignation in a Jan. 6 letter released today. Source: Former State Rep. Rich Vial Resigns His Post as Deputy Secretary of State – Willamette Week

Third annual inauguration ceremony of Oregon’s Kid Governor on Wednesday

Raaga Mandala, a fifth grader at Jacob Wismer Elementary in Beaverton, will be sworn in as Oregon’s 3rd Kid Governor at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Senate Chamber of the Oregon State Capitol. Raaga was elected by fifth graders from across the state and will focus on her platform of transitioning the homeless to permanent […]
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Top Official Resigns From Oregon Secretary Of State’s Office

The top official under Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno has announced his resignation, amid an ongoing conflict between the secretary’s office and a growing contingent of advocacy groups. Source: Top Official Resigns From Oregon Secretary Of State’s Office . News | OPB