Tag Archives: Ballot Measures

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Will Appeal Federal Judge’s Relaxation of Ballot Measure Requirements

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced her agency will appeal U.S. District Judge Michael McShane’s recent ruling giving proponents of a redistricting initiative an extra month to gather signatures and slashing the number of signatures the group needs to collect. Source: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Will Appeal Federal Judge’s Relaxation of Ballot Measure Requirements

November Ballot: Tobacco Tax, Campaign Spending, Psilocybin, and Narcotics

With elections around the corner, there are four measures likely to be on the Oregon ballots in November – two from initiative petitions that seem to have enough signatures to qualify, and two others referred to voters by the Oregon Legislature. Here are the four issues likely to be at stake:   House Bill 2270: Referred […]
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OR Anti-Smoking Advocates Tout Cigarette-Tax Ballot Measure

Oregon would have the highest tax on a pack of cigarettes on the West Coast if a ballot measure passes in November. Anti-smoking advocates are hoping increasing the tax by $2 from its current rate of $1.33 will get more smokers to consider quitting. Source: OR Anti-Smoking Advocates Tout Cigarette-Tax Ballot Measure

Oregon Redistricting Measure May Go To Voters After Federal Judge’s Ruling

A federal judge in Eugene opened the door to placing an anti-gerrymandering measure on the Oregon ballot in November even though backers of the initiative failed to gather the number of signatures normally needed to qualify. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled that the stay-at-home orders issued by Gov. Kate Brown in the wake of […]
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Proposed Redistricting Ballot Measure Gets Signature Gathering Relief from Court

A federal district court issued a preliminary order granting People Not Politicians deadline and burden relief to qualify its redistricting reform initiative for the November 2020 election.  The group cited the pandemic shutdown as undue burden in their signature gathering effort. If the initiative makes the ballot, voters will decide if an independent commission will […]
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November ballot: Voters to make decisions about drugs, vape taxes, campaign reform

Oregon voters will be asked this November to decriminalize drug possession, make therapeutic use of magic mushrooms legal and create taxes on nicotine vaping products. These, along with campaign contribution limits, are the four measures that made it to the statewide general election ballot. Source: November ballot: Voters to make decisions about drugs, vape taxes, […]
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Psilocybin Measure Approved For Oregon’s November Ballot

An initiative to allow the therapeutic use of psilocybin in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot.  If approved by voters, Oregon would be the first state to allow some legal use of the drug, which is found in psychedelic mushrooms. Backers of the initiative, who collected well over the 112,020 valid signatures needed to qualify, […]
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Pandemic leads to unusually short list of ballot measures

Drug decriminalization, a cigarette tax increase and limits on political campaign financing are on a historically short list of ballot measures that will go before voters in the Nov. 3 election. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for traditional signature-gathering techniques such as stations at shopping centers and fairs, or going door to door. […]
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Oregon Voters To Decide On Drug Decriminalization, Campaign Finance Limits

Oregon voters could approve sweeping drug decriminalization and formally authorize statewide campaign finance limits, under measures that are headed to the November ballot. Even more striking might be what they won’t be voting on. As of Thursday — the deadline for signature submissions — just two citizen-driven initiatives appeared set to qualify for the general […]
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Oregon drug treatment, decriminalization measure qualifies for Nov. ballot

The Oregon Secretary of State’s office confirmed on its website that the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act has enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot, the measure’s backers announced Wednesday. “Despite the quarantine, more than 160,000 Oregonians signed on to this petition to establish a more humane and effective approach to drug addiction,” […]
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