Oregon Judicial Elections Initiative (2012)
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Text of measure
The official ballot title was:
Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes vote requires Secretary of State to conduct "study, poll, survey" on whether incumbent label on ballot gives judge advantage; if so, label prohibited.
Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains current law which requires that election ballot include the word "incumbent" following the name of each incumbent candidate for specified judicial offices.
Summary: Under current law, ballot must include the word "incumbent" following name of each candidate for judicial office who is current judge of the court to which the candidate seeks election. Measure requires Secretary of State, within six months of measure's effective date, to complete "study, poll, or survey" to determine whether word "incumbent" on ballot following current judge's name creates an advantage over another candidate for the same office. Measure provides that if, based on Secretary of State's analysis of results, study demonstrates that candidates labeled "incumbent" have "unfair advantage," "incumbent" may not appear on ballot. "Unfair advantage" exists when percentage of voters who are more likely to vote for candidates with the word "incumbent" following name exceeds survey's margin of error. Other provisions.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Oregon signature requirements
In order to qualify for the ballot, supporters were required to collect a minimum of 87,213 valid signatures by July 6, 2012.
- Initiative 4 status report
- Filed text
- Certified ballot text and Amended ballot text
- National Center of State Courts - Special 2012 Ballot Proposition Edition (July 27, 2011)
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