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Oregon Elections Process and History

A koi fish in a pond at the Japanese Gardens in Portland. (Oregon State Archives photo)

A koi fish in a pond at the Japanese Gardens in Portland. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The “Oregon System”—procedures for initiative, referendum and recall—gained Oregon national recognition for the degree of citizen involvement in the processes of self-government. Most recently, vote-by-mail has drawn national attention to Oregon. This detailed history of elections in Oregon illustrates the tangible results of participation in our government.

 

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