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Governor:1(Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Census:3,428,543 (1.22% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:7(1.30% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
2010 Census:3,848,606 (1.24% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:7(1.30% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
Capital:Salem
 

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 The STATE of Oregon
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 14 August 1848. 9 Stat. 323: previously, the unorganized so-called "Oregon Country" formally annexed by the United States via Treaty with Great Britain, 15 June 1846
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 14 February 1859 by an Act of Congress (11 Stat. 383) recognizing a State government already formed
  The 33rd state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: WEST
 Region: Pacific
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act: [Oregon never had an Enabling Act prior to its Admission as a State]
 
1st (1859-) [Adopted: 18 September 1857 Convention convened, 17 August 1857, Ratified: 9 November 1857 ratified by a vote of 7,195 to 3,195; effective upon Admission, 14 February 1859]


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Chief Executive
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Successor to a Vacancy
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Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
  Commissioner of Labor and Industries (2014--): 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall be elected for a term of four years [ORS 651.030]
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Commissioner of Labor and Industries (--2008): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2006. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall be elected for a term of four years [ORS 651.030 (2)]. Note: The special election held 4 November 2008 changed the 4 year cycle from 2002, 2006, 2010 to 2008-2012.
  Commissioner of Labor and Industries (2008-2011): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2008. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall be elected for a term of four years [per ORS 651.030 (2) through 2009]. Note: The special election held 4 November 2008 changed the 4 year cycle from 2002, 2006, 2010 to 2008, 2012. In 2009, the legislature changed [2009 c.511 22a] the election cycle to 2 years beginning in 2012: The term of office [...in...] 2012 shall be two years. [651.030 Sec. 22a.]
  Commissioner of Labor and Industries (2012-2013): 2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2012. The term of office [...in...] 2012 shall be two years. [651.030 Sec. 22a.]
  Superintendent of Public Instruction (--2012): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2002. A 2011 law eliminated this as an elected office effective at the end of the current Superintendent's term or resignation. This office is now an appointed position.

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Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  Tuesday next after 1st Monday in November of even-numbered years
[OR Revised Statutes 254.056(1)]
Presidential Primary   All States
  at the same time as the State Primary [3d Tuesday in May (OR Revised Statutes 254.056(2))] in Presidential Election years
[implied by the language of OR Revised Statutes 248.315(1)]
State Primary   All States
  3d Tuesday in May of even-numbered years
[OR Revised Statutes 254.056(2)]
For non-partisan offices only: If a candidate receives a majority of the vote in the May primary, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters go to a runoff in November. [OR Revised Statutes 249.088]
Polling times   All States
  (--2007) The polls shall be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. [Oregon Revised Statutes 254.325(1), repealed by 2007 c.154 67].
  (2007--) The Secretary of State ... shall establish ... places of deposit for the ballots cast ... the places ... shall be open ... for a period of eight or more hours, but must be open until at least 8 p.m. [Oregon Revised Statutes 254.470 (1)].
[Note: Oregon votes by mail. Ballots must be in the hands of election workers or in an official drop-off location no later than 8 PM local time. County elections offices are open on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.]


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Third Party
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Justice Party of Oregon
  Libertarian Party of Oregon
  Libertarian Party of Oregon
  Oregon Patriot Party of the American Patriot Party
  Oregon Pirate Party
  Oregon Progressive Party Prior to 2009, was called the "Peace Party".
  Oregon Right To Life
  Oregon Working Families Party
  Pacific Green Party of Oregon
  The Constitution Party of Oregon Effective 2006 the Oregon affiliate of the Constitution Party voted to disaffiliate from the national Constitution Party. September 2013: Voted to join the National Alliance of Independent American Parties.
  The Unity Party of Oregon
Media & others
  Albany Democrat-Herald
  Ashland Daily Tidings
  BlueOregan - Progressive Politics
  Gazette-Times - Corvallis
  KATU TV - ABC - Portland
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  Nugget Newspaper - Sisters
  Politics1.com - Oregon
  Portland Tribune
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  The Business Journal - Portland
  The Curry Coastal Pilot - Brookings
  The Daily Astorian
  The East Oregonian - Pendleton
  The Hermiston Herald
  The News Guard - Lincoln City
  The News-Review - Roseburg
  The Oregonian - Portland
  The Register-Guard - Eugene
  The World - Coos Bay
 
 


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