Dead Voters and Measure 76


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Two people who gathered signatures last spring for the initiative that became Measure 76 on Oregon's Nov. 2 ballot have been indicted for initiative fraud. The announcement today of the indictments by Attorney General John Kroger and Secretary of State Kate Brown alleges that one of the signature gatherers had six signatures of dead people and that the other signature gatherer falsely certified ...   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 HANK STERN

Your Voter Registration Reminder: Deadline is Oct. 12


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We have spent a good portion of the past few weeks interviewing candidates, vetting their claims, and putting together our Oct. 13 endorsement issue so that you, our readers, will be savvy Oregon voters come the Nov. 2 election. But to be savvy voters, you first need to be registered voters. Voter registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 12. You can register at the Secretary of State's website ...   More
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Voter Information For Your Oregon Ballot


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Ballots are now in the mail for Oregon's Nov. 2 election, and of course we've armed you with our endorsements of candidates—and our recommended votes on state and local measures. Now, the Secretary of State's office has some other vital pieces of voting information as you look over your ballots. 1) Space restrictions on the ballot plus candidates' ability to receive more than one party ...   More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 HANK STERN

Scare Away Voter Apathy


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Other than the onslaught of political ads, is anything really more terrifying than voter apathy? Volunteers with the now-regular election ritual of Trick or Vote may show up on your doorstep in Portland this Halloween afternoon to help dispel that apathy before the Nov. 2 election. (As of today, only about one in six Multnomah County voters has returned a ballot.) The Oregon Bus Project expects ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Jason Slotkin

If You Haven't Voted Yet, Read This


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Yes, we're all busy with a gazillion distractions heading into Halloween weekend. But us let take the opportunity on this dreary Thursday morning to remind you to vote. There's less than a week to go until ballots are due on Tuesday, Nov. 2 into county elections offices. And turnout numbers for Oregon so far show about three out of every four registered voters haven't returned their ballots ...   More
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 HANK STERN

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