PASSED HOUSE ALONG PARTY LINE
HB 3475 Enacts Interstate Compact for Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
HB 3475 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 10 thumbs DOWN.
PASSED ALONG PARTY LINE AND SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
SB 28A ENROLLED Clarifies that county clerk may use elector’s registration record, rather than physical registration card, to authenticate signatures. Permits elections official to deliver form updating information on members of district boards by method other than certified mail. Specifies that designated filing officer, rather than county clerk, in all situations, is responsible for responding to public record requests relating to identity of elector whose ballot is challenged for specified reasons.
SB 28A TrackTheirVote Analysis is 2 thumbs DOWN.
SB 29 Establishes procedures for electing precinct committeepersons. Requires one committeeperson for every 250 electors, rather than for every 500 electors, who are registered in precinct. Provides that write-in candidate may be eligible for election to precinct committeeperson position if no other candidate for position exists. Requires write-in candidate to signify acceptance of successful write-in candidacy before primary election, rather than after election.
SB 29 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 6 thumbs DOWN.
HB 2176A Removes requirement that person elected to county office provide county clerk with certificate of election. Requires certain election documents to be filed electronically. Changes certain ballot markings from “Presidential only” to “Federal only.” Alters certain filing deadlines. Removes requirement that signature sheets for initiative or referral petition or prospective petition be attached to full and correct copy of measure. Requires Secretary of State to establish process for modifying petition and prospective petition templates. Requires that one copy of prospective initiative and referral petitions be sent to required officials, rather than two. Permits district attorney to make clerical corrections to ballot title for district measure. Requires all estimates, portraits, statements and arguments for voters’ pamphlet to be filed electronically. Makes candidate’s statement for voters’ pamphlet subject to prohibition on and penalties for false publication. Establishes that person who fails to file required statement or certificate has 20 days from date notice is sent by Secretary of State to request hearing. Establishes that Secretary of State, rather than county clerk, is responsible for signature verification for state candidate petitions. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
HB 2176 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 3 thumbs UP.
PASSED ON PARTY LINES AND SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
HB 2177 ENROLLED Directs Department of Transportation to provide Secretary of State with electronic records containing legal name, age, residence and citizenship information and electronic signature of each person who may qualify as elector as prescribed by secretary by rule. Directs secretary to register as elector each nonregistered person who is qualified to vote and to notify persons how to decline registration and how to adopt political party affiliation. Increases maximum number of electors in precinct from 5,000 to 10,000. Establishes July 1, 2015, as date for determination of total number of registered electors in this state for purpose of maintaining status as minor political party for 2016 general election. Prohibits public record disclosure of voter registration information for persons under 18 years of age who are registered to vote. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
HB 2177 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 10 thumbs DOWN.
IN HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE
HB 2178 Requires campaign finance statement to be filed within two business days if aggregate amount of contributions equaling or exceeding $2,500 from single donor is received during 14-day period immediately preceding election. Adjusts other filing deadlines for campaign finance statement. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
HB 2178 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 1 thumbs DOWN.
PASSED WITH UNAMIMOUS VOTE AND SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
HB 2855 ENROLLED Requires filing officer to deliver by mail and electronic mail form for individual nominated or elected to public office by write-in votes to sign to accept nomination or office if filing officer has individual’s electronic mail address. Extends period of time, from 8 days to 15 days, that individual nominated or elected to public office by write-in votes has to accept nomination or office.] Requires filing officer to deliver by mail and electronic mail form for individual nominated or elected to public office by write-in votes to sign to accept nomination or office if filing officer has individual’s electronic mail address. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
HB 2855 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 1 thumbs UP.
PASSED ON PARTISAN LINES AND SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
HB 2957 ENROLLED Establishes specific dates for elections on county measures, city measures and district measures that are not referred to people by county governing body, city governing body or district elections authority. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
HB 2957 TrackTheirVote Analysis NOT AVAILABE.
SB 74 Eliminates requirement that electors provide postage to mail election ballot to county clerk. Requires state to reimburse United States Postal Service for cost of delivering ballot mailed without sufficient postage.
SB 74 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 2 thumbs UP.
HB 2059 Defines “qualified designated voter registration agency.” Directs qualified designated voter registration agencies to provide Secretary of State with age, residence and citizenship data and digital signature of each person who meets qualifications set by secretary by rule.
HB 2059 TrackTheirVote Analysis NOT AVAILABLE.
HB 2061 Gives nonaffiliated electors ability to vote in primary election of major political party of elector’s choice.
HB 2061 TrackTheirVote Analysis NOT AVAILABLE.
HB 3500 Provides primary ballot of all major parties to nonaffiliated electors. Permits nonaffiliated elector to vote in primary election of major political party by submitting form stating elector’s intent to become affiliated with party and by returning form with completed primary ballot. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
HB 3500 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 6 thumbs DOWN.
HB 2787 Establishes Task Force on Voter Inactivation and Voter Registration Maintenance. Directs task force to study how to prevent erroneous voter registration inactivation and improve accuracy of voter registration information maintenance. Requires task force to report to appropriate joint interim committee of Legislative Assembly. Sunsets task force on date of convening of 2016 regular session of Legislative Assembly. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
HB 2787 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 4 thumbs UP.
SJR 5 Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to permit Legislative Assembly, or people through initiative process, to enact laws limiting or prohibiting contributions made in connection with campaigns for nomination or election to public office. Refers proposed amendment to people for their approval or rejection at next regular general election.
SJR 5 TrackTheirVote Analysis is 4 thumbs DOWN.