Election Results Certified, Measure 92 Loses By Razor-Thin Margin

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December NewselectionsGMO labelingMeasure 92
Secretary of State Kate Brown has certified recount results that show the defeat of an Oregon ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified foods. Brown's certification on Monday makes the results of the recount official. They show the measure was defeated by 837 votes out of more than 1.5 million cast. That's a margin of less than 0.06 percent.Read More »

Measure 92 Backers Suing Over Ballot Counting Criteria

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th December NewselectionsGMO labelingMeasure 92
With their measure still trailing in a recount, sponsors of an Oregon ballot measure that would require labels on genetically modified foods have filed a lawsuit challenging the method used to make sure signatures on ballot envelopes are not forged.Read More »

Today Is Election Day

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th November Newselections
After tens of millions of dollars, thousands of television commercials and an untold number of phone calls and handshakes, the election is now in the hands of the voters. As Election Day arrives today, voters have one last day to help decide who will be Oregon's next governor and U.S. senator.Read More »

Big Money Is Being Spent On Oregon Ballot Measures

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd October Newsballot measurescampaign spendingelections
A new analysis shows Oregon trails only California and Colorado in terms of spending on television ads for ballot measures this election cycle. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Oregon measures have generated $7.7 million in TV spending through Monday. A little more than $5 million is tied to Measure 92, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered foodRead More »

General Election Ballots Will Be Mailed This Week

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th October Newsballotselections
Ballots for the November 4 general election will be dropped off at post offices around the state this Friday. If you do not receive a ballot by October 23rd, you are encouraged to contact your elections office, in Jackson County, the phone number is (541) 774-8148. Drop site locations will be open starting October 27th.Read More »

Voter Registration Deadline Looms

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th October Newselectionsvoter registration
The voter registration deadline for the November 4, 2014, General Election is October 14, 2014- next Tuesday- for people registering to vote in Oregon for the first time. If you are currently registered to vote in the state of Oregon, but have moved, changed your mailing address or name you will need to update your registration.Read More »

Oregon To Decide On Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th September Newsdriver's licenseselectionsimmigration
For a time last year, Oregon joined seven other states in giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally. But a small anti-immigrant group rounded up just enough signatures to stop the law and put a measure before voters in November to void it. Oregonians for Immigration Reform says the state should not encourage illegal immigration. The law would haRead More »

It's Time To Get Registered To Vote

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th September Newselectionsvoter registration
The Oregon Secretary of State will be mailing postcards all around Oregon to eligible voters, encouraging them to get registered. The deadline to register to participate in this November’s election is October 14th. Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker says if you get a postcard, but believe you are already registered, visit www.oregonvotes.gov or call the county elections division at (541) 774-6148.Read More »

Ballot Measure Review Panel Won't Support Measure 90

By Jim McCoy Thu 21st August NewsCitizen Review PanelelectionsMeasure 90
A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn't persuaded that Oregon should ditch its partisan primaries and adopt the top-two election system used in Washington and California. The voters on the Citizen Initiative Review panel heard arguments from both sides this week. After deliberating, they voted 14-5 to oppose Measure 90.Read More »

5-Way Tie For Cave Junction City Council Race

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th November NewselectionsJosephine County news
There's a five-way tie for a seat on the Cave Junction City Council - each person got three write-in votes each. So the election may be settled by chance, through drawing a name from a hat, for example. After the incumbent decided not to run, 62 voters wrote in names. Josephine County Clerk Art Harvey tells the Grants Pass Daily Courier the top finisher got seven votes but was disqualiRead More »


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