What’s on the Street? What's on the Ballot?
Signatures have been turned in to the Secretary of State's office and verified. Official ballot measure numbers won’t be issued until later in the summer. Here's what's on t
In 2013, legislators and Gov. Kitzhaber passed a law providing access to driver’s cards for all residents in Oregon as a way of increasing the safety of Oregon’s roads. A YES vote on this measure upholds the law.
Oregon Opportunity Initiative
Championed by Treasurer Ted Wheeler, this legislative referral creates a fund—backed by state bonds—to help Oregonians pay for college and university tuition. As the state has slashed its investment in community colleges and universities, tuition costs have risen dramatically to offset the cuts. This is one proposal that aims to make college attainable for all Oregon families.
Senate Joint Resolution 3
This constitutional amendment is something of a housekeeping measure—it allows for judges to be employed by the National Guard or state universities.
Equal Rights Amendment
This constitutional amendment would add a section to the constitution banning discrimination on the basis of gender.
Initiative Petition 53, under the name “New Approach Oregon,” would legalize marijuana in Oregon and create a system to regulate, license, and tax its sale.
Initiative Petition 44, called “Right to Know,” would require all genetically modified foods sold in Oregon to be labeled as such.
"Top Two" Primary
IP55 is a retread of a ballot measure from 2008—Measure 65—that voters rejected by 66%-34%. It's been tried in California and Washington, where it hasn't fulfilled its backers' promises, and has created many new problems. IP55 is being funded by a small handful of millionaires, corporate CEOs, and business lobbying groups. It would eliminate minor parties from the General Election ballot, and reduce voter choice to just two major party candidates in all races.