The nonpartisan City Club of Portland and the Democratic and Republican parties have announced their stances on seven ballot measures that Oregon voters will decide Nov. 4.
Not surprisingly, the Democratic and Republican parties agree on only one ballot measure. Both parties oppose Measure 90, which would change Oregon’s primary so that the top two finishers would advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation. Under the current system, which dates to 1904, only voters registered with each major party can choose party nominees for the general election.
The City Club took no position on that measure.
Oregon voters rejected a similar measure in 2008. California and Washington have switched to top-two primaries.
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OPB | Feb. 22, 2017