Tag Archives: Elections

Editorial: Guide can be a key resource in judicial races

It can be hard to vote for a judge. When judges run for election, they are almost always circumspect about what they say. So it can be challenging to figure who might be the best candidate. Source: Editorial: Guide can be a key resource in judicial races

Two vie for Oregon Supreme Court judgeship

Incumbent Meagan Flynn will face challenger Van Pounds. Judge Meagan Flynn, appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court last year, is seeking a six-year term on the court against challenger Van Pounds, a senior policy analyst at the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. Source: Two vie for Oregon Supreme Court judgeship; Incumbent Meagan Flynn […]
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Voter numbers surge in Jackson County

A record 148,928 voters will receive ballots in their mailboxes starting April 28, with those not affiliated with any party now numbering more than Democrats and are almost on par with Republicans. According to the Jackson County Elections Center, the number of registered voters Monday jumped by more than 5,600 from the 143,301 registered for […]
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Political signs not allowed on state highway right of ways

As campaign season is in full swing, the Oregon Department of Transportation reminds citizens that political signs are not allowed to be posted in any Oregon state highway right of way. Source: Political signs not allowed on state highway right of ways – Local News – East Oregonian

Editorial: Historic districts should require majority support

The National Register of Historic Places was created in 1966 to preserve historic sites. It’s also wielded as a weapon to block unwanted change. In Deschutes County, the designation has been used at least twice by neighbors to stop Central Oregon Irrigation District from conserving water by piping an open canal near their homes. It […]
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Editorial: Oregon ripe for open primaries

For the second primary season in a row, the Independent Party of Oregon will open its primary election to nonaffiliated voters. That’s good news, though it might be better if the Independents, Republicans and Democrats all agreed they could benefit from open primaries. Oregonians have declined to follow the examples set by Washington and California. […]
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Interfering in elections | Opinion |

Oregon was one of Cambridge Analytica’s targets. Anyone who wants to see the extent to which entities from outside the United States are becoming involved in U.S. elections need look no further than Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. Source: Interfering in elections | Opinion | Eugene, Oregon

Editorial: Oregon election law’s Rajneeshee hangover

Netflix’s six-part documentary has reacquainted millions of people with the Rajneesh cult, which transformed a Wasco County ranch into a controversial commune during the 1980s. This strange piece of Oregon history certainly makes for great TV, but it didn’t make for great election law. Source: Editorial: Oregon election law’s Rajneeshee hangover

Since You Asked: Official says Oregon elections are secure

Q: I recently learned Oregon was one of the states hacked by the Russians. Since we have vote-by-mail, and therefore a paper trail, I’m wondering what information they got from our voter rolls and how it can be used against us. What is the state doing to ensure a clean election for the midterm elections […]
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Benton gears up for ranked choice

Benton County’s experiment with ranked choice voting took a big step closer to reality during the recently completed legislative session, when $200,000 in state funding was included in a budget reconciliation bill. Now all the county has to do is create a new voting system from scratch, get it certified by the Oregon Secretary of […]
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