Oregon elections, 2013

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1 2013 elections
1.1 Special elections
1.2 Special elections by date
2 Voting in Oregon
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References


Oregon election information for 2013 is listed below.

On the 2013 ballot
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November 5, 2013
Election Results

2013 elections

Special elections

See also: Local ballot measures, Oregon
See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2013

There were two special elections to vote on local ballot measures scheduled in 2013 for the state of Oregon. There are no statewide ballot measures being voted on in 2013.

Special elections by date


There are 6 local ballot measures being decided in this election.

  • 4 measures are proposed city charter amendments in West Linn
  • 1 measure amends the Albany city charter to require voter approval of city borrowing
  • 1 measure is a county sales tax ordinance

For more information on the local ballot measures listed below, click here.

There were 42 measures in this election.

  • 17 local property tax measures
  • 8 local school bond measures requesting $382,775,000
  • 2 city bond measures requesting $9.91 million
  • 4 local charter amendments
  • 1 local fluoridation measure

For more information on the local ballot measures listed below, click here.

There were 6 local measures on the ballots in this election.

  • 2 city charter amendments
  • 2 property tax renewal measures; 1 for a school district and 1 for a fire district.
  • 1 business incentive zoning measure
  • 1 out-door lighting ordinance

Notable measures:

  • Albany City voters in Benton and Linn Counties will be deciding on two charter amendments on March 12. The first amendment seeks to require voter approval for the creation of alteration of urban renewal districts. The second amendment seeks to establish more severe credit limitations for the city in order to cut down the amount of money borrowed by the city.

For more information on the local ballot measures listed below, click here.

Voting in Oregon

See also: Voting in Oregon
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Important voting information

  • Oregon uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • The deadline to register is 21 days before an election.
  • As of April 2015, Oregon is one of 20 states that have implemented full online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Oregon, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

Oregon exclusively uses a vote-by-mail system. As such, there is no need for explicit absentee or early voting procedures.[1]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Oregon ranked 3rd out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Oregon received an overall score of 75 percent.[2]

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