Showing posts tagged with: "Oregon"

Coverage of America Goes to the Polls 2014 . March 30, 2015

Image courtesy of USA Today Since America Goes to the Polls 2014 was released, numerous news articles and editorials have covered a range of the report’s findings. On a national level, a great deal of attention has been given to the fact that 2014 turnout (36.6%) was the lowest its been since World War II (USA Today). But because turnout varied... read more

Oregon to Proactively Register Voters . March 9, 2015

Earlier this year, we reported on a bill in Oregon that would actively register eligible citizens, creating one of the most complete voting lists in the country. Last week, Oregon’s legislature passed that voter registration bill (HB 2177), paving the way to adding hundreds of thousands of citizens to the voting rolls by shifting the burden of... read more

Oregon SOS to Push for Universal Voter Registration . January 21, 2015

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is proposing a bill that would add an estimated 300,000 voters to the state’s registry and eventually create one of the most complete voter rolls in the country. Under the law, eligible voters would be registered automatically by the state using records the DMV has on file. There would still be an option to opt... read more

Preferred Methods of Voting: Survey Says… . December 29, 2014

The results of a recent survey published in Forbes of voters in Utah found that 21% of the Utah voting population prefers to vote by mail. This year, ten counties in Utah offered voters the chance to cast a ballot by mail. Two years ago in 2012, only one county used vote-by mail. Oregon was the first state to adopt vote-by-mail statewide in 1996. By... read more

Speed Dating for Votes . December 9, 2011

Last month, candidates in Vancouver’s municipal elections campaigned a little differently—they dated voters. Of course, these were strictly platonic “dates” and were part of a candidate speed dating event organized by Get Your Vote On—a nonpartisan group who encourages youth participation. For many attendees, the format made... read more