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Oregon 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Judiciary

    Measure 94: Judicial Retirement Measure Amendment

    Removes the mandatory retirement age, which is currently 75 years old

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes656,95136.9 %
    No1,121,42063.1 %
    Banking & Financial Services

    Measure 95: Public University Investment Amendment

    The state shall not subscribe to, or be interested in the stock of any company, association or corporation. However, as provided by law the state may hold and dispose of stock, including stock already received, that is donated or bequeathed; and may invest, in the stock of any company, association, or corporation, any funds or moneys that: are donated or bequeathed for higher education purposes, are the proceeds from the disposition of stock that is donated or bequeathed for higher education purposes, including stock already received.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,220,84270.2 %
    No517,12929.8 %
    Budgets | Gambling & Lotteries | Military & Veterans Affairs

    Measure 96: Lottery Proceeds for Veterans Amendment

    Currently, constitution requires that state lottery proceeds be used to create jobs, further economic development, and finance public education; dedicates some net lottery proceeds as follows: 18% to finance education stability fund, 15% to finance state parks, restoration and protection of native fish and wildlife, watersheds, water quality and wildlife habitats, 15% to finance school capital matching fund. Measure dedicates 1.5% of lottery net proceeds to fund services for Oregon veterans. Veterans’ services include assistance with employment, education, housing, physical/mental health care, addiction treatment, reintegration, access to government benefits, and other services for veterans, spouses and dependents. Other provisions.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,512,15483.6 %
    No296,22216.4 %
    Business & Commerce | Tax & Revenue

    Measure 97: Corporate Tax Increase

    Increases annual minimum tax on corporations with Oregon sales of more than $25 million; imposes minimum tax of $30,001 plus 2.5% of amount of sales above $25 million; eliminates tax cap; benefit companies (business entities that create public benefit) taxed under current law. Applies to tax years beginning on/after January l, 2017. Revenue from tax increase goes to: public education (early childhood through grade 12); healthcare; services for senior citizens.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes754,91340.8 %
    No40.859.2 %
    Budgets | Education: PreK-12

    Measure 98: State Funding for Dropout Prevention and College Readiness

    Currently, the Oregon legislature provides General Fund revenues to the State School Fund based on constitutionally required quality goals; those funds are distributed directly to school districts under a specified formula. Measure requires legislature to separately provide at least $800 per high school student—adjusted upward annually for inflation/population—to a Department of Education (ODE) administered account. ODE distributes those funds to school districts to establish or expand high school programs providing career-technical education, college-level courses, and dropout-prevention strategies. School districts must apply for grants, meet specified requirements. Districts may use limited portion of fund for administration costs but not unrelated activities. ODE monitors school district performance, ensures compliance, facilitates programs; Secretary of State audits biannually.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,179,84265.7 %
    No615,31634.3 %
    Education: PreK-12 | Gambling & Lotteries

    Measure 99: Establishment of Outdoor School Fund

    Presently, Oregon does not fund outdoor school programs statewide, but under current law, OSU assists school districts by awarding grants according to specified criteria and providing program maintenance, conditioned on funding. Measure creates separate "Outdoor School Education Fund" (Fund) that is financed by Oregon state lottery money distributed for economic development. Caps annual distributions of Lottery revenues to Fund. Specifies Fund's purpose to provide every Oregon fifth- or sixth-grade student week-long outdoor school program or equivalent. Continuously appropriates Fund to OSU to administer and fund outdoor school programs statewide consistent with current law's grant program criteria, may require Fund dispersal outside of grant program. Allocations to Fund shall not reduce lottery proceeds dedicated under Oregon Constitution to education, parks, beaches, watersheds, fish, and wildlife.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,200,79666.6 %
    No601,34133.4 %
    Animal Rights/Hunting & Fishing | Environmental Protection

    Measure 100: Save Endangered Animals

    Prohibits purchase/sale of parts/products fro certain wildlife species; exceptions for specified activities, gift/ingeritances, and certain antiques/musical instruments; civil penalties

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,226,72169.4 %
    No541,61330.6 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Governor - Oregon will hold a special election for governor on November 8, 2016.
    Attorney - Oregon will hold an election for attorney general on November 8, 2016
    Secretray of state - Oregon will hold an election for secretary of state on November 8, 2016
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 60 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016
    State Senate - A total of 16 seats out of the chamber's 30 seats are up for election in 2016.
    US House - Voters will elect five candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's five congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Oregon will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Eight seats on Oregon's state-level courts are up for election in 2016
    Local Judges - Fifty-seven seats on Oregon's Circuit Court benches are up for election in 2016
    Local Government
    Municipal - Of these 46 cities with elections this year, 25 are holding elections for both mayor and city council. Twenty are holding elections just for their city council and one is holding elections only for mayor.
    Candidates
    Oregon Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Oregon is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. Oregon law permits voters to write in names for candidates for president. Candidates nominated or elected by write-in must sign and file a form with the appropriate filing officer to accept the nomination or election.

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    Oregon Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(60)
    (35)(25)
    State Senators(30)
    (17)(13)
    US Representatives(5)
    (4)(1)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    May 16, 2017
    Oregon : Municipal Primary Election
    September 19, 2017
    Oregon : Special Election Day
    November 7, 2017
    Oregon : Municipal General Election
    November 6, 2018
    Oregon : General election Day