Independent Voter Project

Oregon: Open Primary Initiative Qualifies for Nov. Ballot

Oregonians could dramatically alter the way they choose candidates if a ballot initiative to open the state's primary elections passes in November.

The open or top-two primary initiative qualified Tuesday for the November ballot with 91,716 valid signatures, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

The measure would create a new, nonpartisan primary election process where candidates from all parties appear on a single ballot. The two candidates who received the most votes in that election would advance to a general election.

Read more at the Statesman Journal


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