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Concurrence Proposal on the Oregon Primary System

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Topic:  Concurrence Proposal on the Oregon Primary System
Time: Mar 15, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Time
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Tutorial/discussion on Concurrence Proposal on the Oregon Primary System (2023)

This concurrence being proposed by members from across the state and will be voted on at LWVOR state convention in Eugene the weekend of May 19-21. In order to be an active voice for issues important to us we MUST have a position from which to take a stand.  This concurrence will allow us to do that without a full study. There are proposed ballot measures and well as bills in the Oregon state Legislature covering these topics.

Learn what is in the proposal, ask questions and express your opinions as to whether the state League should support this proposal.

Proposed Language – based on Concurrence with the LWV Maryland position
LWVOR supports:
1. More open primary elections, either through:
  a. Party primary elections in which unaffiliated voters as well as party members would be permitted to vote in a primary election to choose the nominees of the parties; or
  b. Individual candidate-based primary elections in which all voters choose among all candidates from all parties on the same ballot with the candidates’ party affiliations listed. The subsequent general election ballot would include either
    i. predetermined number of candidates without regard to partisan
affiliation; or
    ii. those candidates receiving a predetermined percentage of the total
primary votes

There will also be updates on what is happening in the legislaturewith proposed bills on rank choice voting and with ballot measures that include election reforms, open primaries, changing the Presidential primary from May to March, and Electoral Collegereform (National Popular Vote).  This discussion will be led by Barbara Klein – member of the LWVOR Elections Committee and action chair for the League of Women Voters of Rogue Valley.  She has also served on several LWVUS Task Forces.

The program will start at noon with a chance to visit and announcements.  Barbara will be joining us from Ashland in the Rogue Valley about 12:15.  There will be time for questions and opinions after her presentation.

Any questions: Paula Krane – 541-752-2361 or kranep@peak.org


March 15
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm