Tag Archives: Elections

Oregon election policies revised; public comment sought

The Oregon Elections Division on Thursday released the election manual updates under consideration for the 2018 election cycle. After considering public feedback, the Elections Division intends to finalize manual changes effective January 1, 2018. Source: Oregon election policies revised; public comment sought

Court rules health care ballot title is unclear

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the ballot title on the referendum on the states health care funding scheme must be clearer. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Court rules health care ballot title is unclear

Election Officials Attacked From All Sides on Purging Voter Rolls

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that promises the possibility of judicial guidance on how to maintain both access and integrity in local voter rolls. Local and state election officials have long faced the difficult task of facilitating one of democracy’s central tenets: figuring out who to take off outdated voter rolls without […]
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Nonprofit targets Sen. Courtney over opposition to popular vote bills

A California-based nonprofit launched an ad campaign Thursday against Senate President Peter Courtney in response to his repeatedly blocking legislation that would align Oregon as a presidential election popular vote state. Source: Nonprofit targets Sen. Courtney over opposition to popular vote bills

National Popular Vote Supporters Will Target Senate President Peter Courtney for Blocking Legislation

National Popular Vote, Inc., a nonprofit group advocating for the replacement of the Electoral College, has launched an independent expenditure campaign against Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem). Source: National Popular Vote Supporters Will Target Senate President Peter Courtney for Blocking Legislation – Willamette Week

First day to file to run for state office moves slowly

Four minutes after midnight, Medford City Council member Kevin Stine, a Democrat, electronically submitted his candidacy for the 3rd District seat in the Oregon State Senate, becoming the first of a flood of men and women to officially get their ticket stamped to run for state office in 2018. Before the flood, however, comes the […]
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Elections and the Challenges of Technology

Our voting systems are a difficult marriage between ancient and modern tools. Keeping the proper balance is tricky but crucial. Elections are arguably the most important administrative processes underlying our democracy. So when it comes to running America’s elections with efficacy and integrity, when are business processes and technologies that are two millennia old the […]
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For First Time, Millennials And Gen X Were A Majority Of Electorate In 2016

The youngest two generations of voters finally outstripped the number of older voters in 2016 — a sign of how politicians will have to grapple with winning over a fast-changing electorate. Political strategists, take note: for the first time, Millennials and Gen-Xers outvoted their elders in 2016, according to data from the Pew Research Center. Fully […]
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How Oregon Increased Voter Turnout More Than Any Other State

New evidence shows how automatic voter registration not only increased voter participation, but voter diversity. Source: How Oregon Increased Voter Turnout More Than Any Other State | The Nation

Editorial: Commission on voting is a sham

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Editorial Integrity held its first official meeting last week, so this is a good time to remind you about what appears to be the commission’s true agenda. First, a reminder about the commission: This is the group installed in the wake of unproven claims from President Donald Trump that millions […]
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