Election Reform

Our right to vote in free and fair elections is not a given, even in Oregon. We have some of the most convenient voting practices and highest participation rates in the country because we worked to make this happen. But maintaining a modern system as society and technology changes, and defending against continual proposals that would suppress or distort the vote -- this requires ongoing leadership.

Common Cause is working with Oregon Voice and the Oregon Bus Project to bring together civic minded community organizations around a shared reform agenda for the 2015 legislative session.

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With the stroke of her pen, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown opened democracy's door to more than 300,000 Oregonians on Monday. The governor's signature puts HB 2177, the "New Motor Voter" law on the books. The law will automatically add to the...

Opening Democracy's Door
March 17, 2015

Oregon’s motto – “she flies with her own wings” – could not be truer today. Thanks to today’s final passage in the state legislature of the “New Motor Voter” law (HB 2177), hundreds of thousands of...

Oregon, Leading the Way Toward 21st Century Democracy!
March 5, 2015

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