Tag Archives: Elections

Oregon lawmakers consider forcing presidential candidates to release tax returns to appear on ballot

Candidates for president and vice president would have to release their tax returns in order to appear on the general election ballot in Oregon under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. Source: Oregon lawmakers consider forcing presidential candidates to release tax returns to appear on ballot – oregonlive.com

‘We are tired of waiting for the adults’

Hundreds of teens spent their spring break pleading with Oregon state lawmakers to consider lowering the voting age to 16, saying young people deserve a say on issues that will directly shape their future including gun control and global climate change. “The decisions our election officials make now will affect us for the rest of […]
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Oregon Might Finally Join Popular-Vote Movement For Presidential Elections

After 12 years of debate, Senate President Peter Courtney says he’ll allow a vote on the concept. For advocates pushing Oregon to join a list of states honoring the national popular vote in presidential elections, it appears the eighth time will be the charm. A dozen years after a proposal to join the National Popular Vote […]
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Editorial: Let voters decide on death penalty

Oregonians have been of two minds about the death penalty over the years. That’s why it is especially important to let voters, not the Legislature, have the last say on whether this state should effectively outlaw execution as punishment for the state’s worst crimes. House Bill 3268 would ignore that crucial step. Source: Editorial: Let […]
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Our View | Should voting age be lowered to 16?

Oregon voters may soon get to decide whether to lower the voting age to 16. A bill introduced by Sen. Shemia Fagan (D-Portland) would put that question on the 2020 ballot, and if passed would make Oregon the first state in the country to lower the age to 16. Source: Our View | Should voting […]
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Editorial: Politics, child safety don’t mix

A 9-month-old boy stopped breathing at a Eugene day care facility Aug. 22. He was taken to a hospital, where he died two days later. The woman who operated the day care gave up her license the following day. Federal regulations require that states report all such incidents, but only now, more than seven months […]
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Oregon and political action committee settle voting case

Oregon’s elections director and a political action committee that disenfranchised nearly 100 voters by turning their ballots in late have come to an agreement in which most of its fine will be suspended and the group will detail its procedures, officials said Friday. The incident revealed a possible election vulnerability in Oregon, the first state […]
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Ready to vote? Students discuss lowering voting age to 16

In 2020, Oregon’s teens may get a say in deciding who represents them. A group of Oregon legislators have introduced a bill to amend the state constitution, and lower the voting age from 18 to 16. The bill is expected to go before voters in 2020. Locally, students were polarized on whether the move would […]
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Merkley Not Running| Lower Voting Age | Diversifying Computer Science – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote? We’ll talk to Oregon state Sen. Shemia Fagan, D-Portland, about why she wants to refer that question to the ballot in 2020. And we’ll hear from 17-year-old Amira Tripp Folsom, who spoke in favor of the bill at a recent press conference. A University of Oregon professor has developed a program […]
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Editorial: Push to lower voting age is unnecessary

Oregon voters may get a chance to decide whether to amend the state constitution to lower the voting age from 18 to 16. If the measure passes the Legislature, and if voters approve it, Oregon would be the first state in the nation to lower the voting age to 16. Democratic state Sen. Shemia Fagan’s Senate […]
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