Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2008 Oregon General Election

Oregon

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US President & Vice President (Oregon)
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Ralph Nader - I
Websitewww.votenader.org
Matt Gonzalez - I
Websitewww.votenader.org/about/matt-gonzalez/
Cynthia Mckinney - G
Websitewww.runcynthiarun.org
Rosa Clemente - G
John McCain - R
Websitewww.johnmccain.com
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Sarah Palin - R
Websitewww.palinforgovernor.com/
Bob Barr - L
Websitewww.bobbarr2008.com
Wayne Allen Root - L
Websitewww.rootforamerica.com/home/index.php
Chuck Baldwin - REF
Darrell Castle - CON
Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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US Senate
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Gordon H. Smith - R
Websitewww.gordonsmith.com
Jeff Merkley - D
Websitemerkley.senate.gov
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David Brownlow - CON
Websitewww.davebrownlow.com
US House of Representatives
Representative In Congress 1st District
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Joel Haugen - I
Websitewww.joelhaugenforcongress.com
Christopher Kenneth Henry - PRO
Websitechrishenry4attorneygeneral.org
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Scott Semrau - CON
Harry Joe Tabor - L
Websitejoetabor2012.com
David Wu - D
Websitewww.wuforcongress.com
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Representative In Congress 2nd District
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Rick Hake - CON
Websitewww.rickhake.com
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Noah Lemas - D
Websitelemasforcongress.wordpress.com/
Tristin Mock - G
Websitewww.votemock.com
Greg Walden - R
Websitegregwalden.com
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Representative In Congress 3rd District
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Earl Blumenauer - D
Websiteblumenauer.house.gov
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Delia Lopez - R
Websitewww.dlopezforcongress.com
Michael Meo - G
Websitemeoforcongress.org
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Representative In Congress 4th District
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Mike Beilstein - G
Websitewww.newmenu.org/mikebeilstein
Peter A. Defazio - D
Websitewww.defazioforcongress.org
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Jaynee Germond - CON
Websitegermond4congress.com
Representative In Congress 5th District
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Sean Bates - I
Websitehome.comcast.net/~seanforcongress/
Mike Erickson - R
Websitewww.ericksonforcongress.org
Steve Milligan - L
Douglas Patterson - CON
Websitewww.dougpattersonforcongress.com/
Alex Polikoff - G
Websitealexpolikoff.com
Walter Kurt Schrader - D
Websitewww.kurtschrader.com
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Oregon Statewide Offices
Secretary Of State
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Katherine Brown - D
Websitewww.KateBrownForOregon.com
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Seth Alan Woolley - G
Rick Dancer - R
State Treasurer
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Allen Alley - R
Websitewww.allenalley.com
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Michael Paul Marsh - CON
Websitempmconstitution.com
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Ben Westlund - D
Websitewww.benwestlund.com
Attorney General
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John R. Kroger - D
Websitewww.johnkroger.com
J. Ashlee Albies - WF
Walter F. "Walt" Brown - PRO
Websitewww.waltbrown.org
James E. Leuenberger - CON
Websitewww.fights4rights.com
Oregon Senate
State Senator District 1
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Jeff Kruse - R
Websiterepublicansindcor.org/Elected-Officials/Jeff-Kruse
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Eldon Wayne Rollins - D
State Senator District 2
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Richard Koopmans - D
Websitewww.sos.state.or.us/elections/nov72006/guide/cand/koopm_r.html
Jason A. Atkinson - R
Websitewww.sos.state.or.us/elections/nov72000/guide/stsen/atki.htm
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State Senator District 5
Joanne Verger - D
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/verger/home.htm
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State Senator District 9
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Fred F. Girod - R
Bob Mcdonald - D
Websitewww.bobmcdonaldfororegon.org/
State Senator District 12
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Kevin C. Nortness - D
Websitewww.nortnessforsenate.com
Brian J. Boquist - R
Websitewww.oregonlegislature.gov/boquist
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State Senator District 14
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Mark Hass - D
Lisa Michaels - R
Websitewww.lisamichaels.org/
State Senator District 17
Suzanne Bonamici - D
Websitebonamiciforcongress.com
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State Senator District 18
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Ginny Burdick - D
Websiteburdickfororegon.com
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John Wight - R
State Senator District 21
Diane Rosenbaum - D
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/rosenbaum/home.htm
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State Senator District 22
Margaret L. Carter - D
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/carter/home.htm
State Senator District 23
Jackie Dingfelder - D
Websitewww.jackieforsenate.com/
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State Senator District 25
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Dave Kim - R
Websitewww.davekimforsenate.com
Laurie Monnes Anderson - D
Websitewww.lauriemonnesanderson.com
State Senator District 27
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Maren Lundgren - D
Websitewww.lundgrenforsenate.org/
Chris Telfer - I
Websitewww.christelfer.com
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State Senator District 28
Doug K. Whitsett - R
Websitewww.oregonlegislature.gov/whitsett
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State Senator District 29
David Nelson - R
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/nelson_david/home.htm
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State Senator District 30
Ted Ferrioli - R
Websitewww.senatorferrioli.com
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Oregon House
State Representative District 1
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Richard "Rick" Goche - D
Websitegocheforrepresentative.com
Wayne J. Krieger - R
Websitevotewaynekrieger.com
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State Representative District 2
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Harry Mcdermott - D
Tim J. Freeman - R
Websitewww.statereptimfreeman.com
State Representative District 3
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Ron Maurer - R
Websitewww.sos.state.or.us/elections/may162006/guide/rep/maure_r.html
Julie Rubenstein - D
State Representative District 4
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Dennis Richardson - R
Websitewww.dennisrichardson.com/
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Keith Wangle - I
Websitewww.votekeith.net
State Representative District 5
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Pete Belcastro - I
Websitewww.pete4house.com/
Peter Buckley - D
Websitewww.peterbuckley.org
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State Representative District 6
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Lynn Howe - D
Websitewww.lynnhowestaterep.com/
Sal C. Esquivel - R
Websitewww.salesquivel.us
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State Representative District 7
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Donald Nordin - D
Websitewww.sos.state.or.us/elections/may212002/guide/dem/strep/nordd.htm
Bruce L. Hanna - R
Websitewww.brucehanna.com
State Representative District 8
Paul R. Holvey - D
State Representative District 9
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Arnie Roblan - D
Websitewww.arniefororegon.com
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Al Pearn - R
Websitewww.votealpearn.com
State Representative District 10
Jean Cowan - D
Websitewww.jeancowan.com
State Representative District 11
Phil Barnhart - D
Websitephilbarnhart.com
State Representative District 12
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Elizabeth Terry Beyer - D
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/beyert/home.htm
Sean Mp Vangordon - R
State Representative District 13
Nancy Nathanson - D
Websitewww.NancyNathanson.org
State Representative District 14
Chris Edwards - D
Websitewww.chrisedwardsfororegon.com
State Representative District 15
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Dick Olsen - D
Websitewww.dickolsen.org/
Andy Olson - R
Websitewww.friendsofandyolson.com
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State Representative District 16
Sara A. Gelser - D
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/gelser
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State Representative District 17
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Sherrie Sprenger - R
Websitesherriesprenger.com
Dan Thackaberry - D
Websitewww.farmerdan.org
State Representative District 18
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Jim Gilbert - D
Websitegilbertfororegon.com
Victor S. Gilliam - R
Websitewww.repvicgilliam.com
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State Representative District 19
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Hanten "Hd" Day - D
Kevin Cameron - R
Websitekevincameronfororegon.com/
State Representative District 20
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Vicki Berger - R
Websitewww.vickiberger.net
Richard Riggs - D
Websiterichardriggs.com
State Representative District 21
Brian L. Clem - D
Websitewww.brianclem.com
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State Representative District 22
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Betty E. Komp - D
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/komp
Tom M. Chereck, Jr. - R
Websitejustoneopinion.com/tom-chereck-republican-candidate
State Representative District 23
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Jason Brown - D
Websitewww.brownforhouse.org
Jim Thompson - I
State Representative District 24
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Brent "Ai" Hansen - D
Jim Weidner - R
Websitejimfororegon.com
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State Representative District 25
Kim Thatcher - R
Websitewww.kimthatcher.com
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State Representative District 26
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Jessica Renee Harris Adamson - D
Websitewww.jessicaadamson.com
Matt Wingard - R
Websitewww.mattwingard.com
Marc Delphine - L
Websitemarcforsenate.com
State Representative District 27
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Tobias Read - D
Websitewww.tobiasread.com
Michael F. Devietro - R
State Representative District 28
Jeff H. Barker - D
State Representative District 29
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Chuck Riley - D
Websitewww.chuckriley.org
Terry Rilling - I
Websitewww.sos.state.or.us/elections/nov72006/guide/cand/rilli_t.html
State Representative District 30
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David Edwards - D
Websitewww.friendsofdavidedwards.com
Andy Duyck - R
Websiteduyck4statehouse.com
Ken Cunningham - CON
Websitewww.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ken_Calvert
State Representative District 31
Brad Witt - D
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/witt
State Representative District 32
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Tim Bero - R
Websiteberofordistrict32.com/
Deborah Boone - D
Websitebooneforstaterep.com
State Representative District 33
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Mitch Greenlick - D
James "Jim" Ellison - R
State Representative District 34
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Chris Harker - D
Piotr Kuklinski - R
WebsiteKuklinskiforsenate.com
State Representative District 35
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Larry Galizio - D
Websitewww.larrygalizio.com
Tony Marino - R
Websitewww.votetonymarino.com
State Representative District 36
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Mary Nolan - D
Jay A. Ellefson - L
Websitewww.jayellefson2008.com
Steve Oppenheim - R
State Representative District 37
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Michele Eberle - D
Websitewww.micheleeberle.com
L. Scott Bruun - R
State Representative District 38
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Christopher L. Garrett - D
Websitewww.chrisfororegon.com
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Steve Griffith - R
State Representative District 39
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Bill Kennemer - R
Websitebillkennemer.com
Toby Forsberg - D
Websitewww.friendsoftoby.com/
State Representative District 40
Dave Hunt - D
Websitewww.electdavehunt.com
State Representative District 41
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Randy Uchytil - R
Carolyn Tomei - D
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/tomei/
State Representative District 42
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Jules Kopel-Bailey - D
Websitewww.julesfororegon.com
Chris Extine - G
State Representative District 43
William "Chip" Shields - D
State Representative District 44
Tina Kotek - D
Websitewww.votetina.com
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State Representative District 45
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Jim Karlock - L
Websiteelectkarlock.com
Michael E. Dembrow - D
Websitewww.oregonlegislature.gov/dembrow
State Representative District 46
Ben Cannon - D
Websitewww.votebencannon.com
State Representative District 47
Jefferson Smith - D
Websitewww.jeffersonsmith.com
State Representative District 48
Mike Schaufler - D
Websitemikeschaufler.com
State Representative District 49
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John Nelsen - R
Nick Kahl - D
Websitewww.nickkahl.com/
State Representative District 50
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Greg Matthews - D
Websitewww.electgregmatthews.com
John Lim - R
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/lim/
State Representative District 51
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Brent Barton - D
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/barton
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Linda Flores - R
Websitewww.lindaflores.com/
State Representative District 52
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Matt Lindland - R
Websitewww.mattfororegon.com/
Suzanne Vanorman - D
Websitevotevanorman.com/
State Representative District 53
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Conrad Ruel - D
Gene Whisnant - R
Websitewww.genewhisnant.com
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State Representative District 54
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Judy Stiegler - D
Websitejudystiegler4hd54.com/wordpress/
Charles H. "Chuck" Burley - R
Websitewww.voteforburley.com
State Representative District 55
George Gilman - R
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/gilman/
State Representative District 56
Bill Garrard - R
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/garrard/
State Representative District 57
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Jerome "Jerry" Sebestyen - D
Gregory V. Smith - R
Websitewww.repgregsmith.com
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State Representative District 58
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Robert E. Jenson - R
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/jenson/home.htm
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Ben Talley - D
Websitewww.bentalleyforstaterep.com
State Representative District 59
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John E. Huffman - R
Mike Ahern - D
Websitevotehuffman.com/
State Representative District 60
Cliff S. Bentz - R
Websitewww.leg.state.or.us/bentz
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Referendums and Ballot Measures
Measure 54 Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School BoardElections With Other State And Local Elections.
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote deletes unenforceable provisions relating to voter eligibility; deletion would have no substantive effect.RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains unenforceable provisions that require citizens to be 21 years of age to vote in school board elections.SUMMARY: Amends Oregon Constitution. The Oregon Constitution requires voters in school district elections to be 21 years of age and residents in the school district for six months. It also requires voters to pass a literacy test to vote in school district elections. This measure would eliminate these school district voter eligibility requirements because they are unenforceable under the United States Constitution and federal law. Voters in school district elections would still have to satisfy all other voter eligibility requirements for local, state and federal elections in Oregon. This measure would "clean up" the Oregon Constitution by deleting outdated and unenforceable language.
Measure 55 Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans;Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District.
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote changes date when new redistricting plans become law, which allows affected state Representatives and Senators to represent their districts for a full term.RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current law permitting state legislator to be reassigned to another district when redistricting plan results in multiple legislators living in one district.SUMMARY: Amends Oregon Constitution. Reapportionment, commonly called "redistricting" in Oregon, changes the lines of Oregon's state Representative and state Senator districts every 10 years, based on results of the U.S. census. The next census is scheduled for 2010, with redistricting to be done in 2011. Currently, when a redistricting plan takes effect, and more than one Representative or Senator resides in the new district, one of the Representatives or Senators is assigned, temporarily, to another district. For example, in 2001 a Eugene Representative was assigned to represent a district in central Oregon. This measure would allow Representatives and Senators to continue to represent the districts from which they were elected for their full terms, with the new redistricting going into effect after the next general election.
Measure 56 Amends Constitution: Provides That May And November Property TaxElections Are Decided By Majority Of Voters Voting.
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote provides that majority of voters voting in May and November elections may pass local property tax measure to fund schools, police, local services.RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current law where non-votes have effect of "no" vote in certain local elections where less than 50 percent of voters participate.SUMMARY: Current law requires that 50 percent of voters participate in an election (except general elections in even-numbered years) in order to pass local property tax measures to raise money for schools, police, libraries, parks or other local government services. This means that non-votes have the effect of a "no" vote where less than 50 percent of qualified voters participate. All other elections are determined by a majority of those who vote, with no voter turnout requirements. This measure eliminates the voter turnout requirement for local property tax elections held in May and November. As a result, for such elections, measures to raise money for schools, police, libraries, parks or other local government services become law when approved by a majority of those voting.
Measure 57 Increases Sentences For Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly AndSpecified Repeat Property And Identity Theft Crimes; Requires AddictionTreatment For Certain Offenders.
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote increases sentences for drug trafficking (methamphetamine, heroin, "ecstasy," cocaine), theft against elderly and specified repeat property and identity theft crimes; requires addiction treatment for certain offenders; establishes this measure as alternative to other specified measure on this ballot to impose minimum sentences for listed crimes.RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current laws, which provide lesser sentences for specified crimes and do not require treatment for addicted offenders.SUMMARY: This measure increases prison sentences for specified drug and property crimes as follows:* Trafficking of methamphetamine, heroin, "ecstasy," or cocaine: 34 - 130 months, depending on the quantity of drugs and criminal history;* Aggravated theft of over $10,000 where victim is elderly: 16 - 45 months, depending on criminal history;* Repeat offenses of identity theft, burglary, theft, robbery, mail theft, car theft, forgery, criminal mischief, credit card and check fraud: 18 - 30 months or 24 - 36 months, depending on seriousness of crime and number of past convictions.This measure also requires treatment for certain addicted offenders at risk of reoffending; imposes sanctions for those who refuse treatment. Limits court's ability to reduce sentences. Provides grants to counties for operation of local jails, treatment services, intensive supervision and drug courts. If this measure passes with more votes than other specified measure on this ballot to impose minimum sentences for listed crimes, this measure controls and other measure will have no effect. If this measure passes with fewer votes than other specified measure on this ballot to impose minimum sentences for listed crimes, this measure will have no effect. See Explanatory Statement for more information.
Measure 58 Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English For More Than Two Years
Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English For More Than Two Years
Measure 59 Creates An Unlimited Deduction For Federal Income Taxes On Individual Taxpayers' Oregon Income-tax Returns
Creates An Unlimited Deduction For Federal Income Taxes On Individual Taxpayers' Oregon Income-tax Returns
Measure 60 Teacher "classroom Performance," Not Seniority, Determines Pay Raises; "most Qualified" Teachers Retained, Regardless Of Seniority
Teacher "classroom Performance," Not Seniority, Determines Pay Raises; "most Qualified" Teachers Retained, Regardless Of Seniority
Measure 61 Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences For Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, And Burglary Crimes
Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences For Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, And Burglary Crimes
Measure 62 Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% Of Lottery Proceeds To Public Safety Fund For Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution
Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% Of Lottery Proceeds To Public Safety Fund For Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution
Measure 63 Exempts Specified Property Owners From Building Permit Requirements For Improvements Valued At/under 35,000 Dollars
Exempts Specified Property Owners From Building Permit Requirements For Improvements Valued At/under 35,000 Dollars
Measure 64 Penalizes Person, Entity For Using Funds Collected With "public Resource" (defined) For "political Purpose" (defined)
Penalizes Person, Entity For Using Funds Collected With "public Resource" (defined) For "political Purpose" (defined)
Measure 65 Changes General Election Nomination Processes For Major/minor Party, Independent Candidates For Most Partisan Offices
Changes General Election Nomination Processes For Major/minor Party, Independent Candidates For Most Partisan Offices
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