Tag Archives: Elections

Oregon’s Mail Voting System Gains New Cachet Amid Coronavirus

Oregon elections officials say they’re confident about proceeding with the state’s scheduled May 19 primary – but they say it would be very different if they were talking about bringing hordes of would-be voters to thousands of polling stations amid the coronavirus epidemic. “It would be really difficult,” said Multnomah County elections director Tim Scott.  “I […]
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Oregon Might Move to Split Voting

Electoral Votes in a Divided State. Oregon Could Move Away from Winner Take All With events like the Republican walkouts over the Cap and Trade bill and the Greater Idaho movement, Oregon’s political divide has been on full show. Source: Oregon Might Move to Split Voting – The Corvallis Advocate

Vote-by-mail vital to salvage elections

Most of the concern over the coronavirus pandemic so far has focused on the economic fallout and the potential that the nation’s health care system could be overwhelmed with seriously ill people. But the virus poses another threat that could be even more profound: Elections across the country could be at risk. Oregonians needn’t worry, […]
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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Faces Just 1 Opponent: A Non-Lawyer

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s sole remaining challenger is Republican activist Michael Cross, who tried to recall Gov. Kate Brown and would be the first non-lawyer in that job since at least the earliest 20th century. Source: Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Faces Just 1 Opponent: A Non-Lawyer . News | OPB

We are not ready for an election during a pandemic

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. It is now becoming distressingly clear that we may be facing severe societal disruptions that could stretch […]
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Elections officials scramble for options as coronavirus worries mount

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Elections officials scramble for options as coronavirus. Elections officials have stocked up on hand sanitizer […]
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Opinion | Voting by Mail Will Save the 2020 Election

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Coronavirus could get states to vote by mail. That will create other problems.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Too often, well-intended vote reforms have left communities vulnerable to disenfranchisement. The worrisome split screen […]
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Coronavirus and 2020 Elections: What Happens to Voting in an Outbreak

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Few candidates for many local offices

On one hand, it’s never been a better time for electoral choice in Eastern Oregon. The region’s congressional district and one of its legislative seats has attracted enough candidates to promise competitive contests for both the May 19 primary and the Nov. 3 general election. Source: Few candidates for many local offices | Local News […]
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