Oregon elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Oregon
1.2 Elections by type
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

The state of Oregon held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Oregon
Filing deadline for primary election candidates March 11, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election April 29, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date May 20, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (2) May 20, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures July 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for general election candidates August 26, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 14, 2014 Red padlock.png
General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in Oregon in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (7 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Unscheduled electiond
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Oregon

Oregon State Legislature


See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2014 and Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Oregon
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
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U.S. Senate elections in Oregon

See also: United States Senate elections in Oregon, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Oregon elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Oregon is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 29, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014.[4]

See also: Oregon elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election filled the Senate seat held by Jeff Merkley (D). Merkley was first elected in 2008.

Candidates


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 11, 2014.

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

  • Republican Party Sam Carpenter - Businessman[12]

Race background


Incumbent Jeff Merkley, who was Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, defeated two-term Republican incumbent Gordon H. Smith with 49 percent of the vote in 2008 to win the seat.[13][14]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Oregon
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Oregon

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Oregon took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected five candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's five congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Oregon is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 29, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014.[4]

See also: Oregon elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held four of the five congressional seats from Oregon.

Members of the U.S. House from Oregon -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 4 4
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 5 5

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the five congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Suzanne Bonamici Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Greg Walden Ends.png Republican 2
Earl Blumenauer Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Peter DeFazio Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Kurt Schrader Electiondot.png Democratic 5

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Withdrew from race


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State executive official elections in Oregon

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See also: Oregon state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Oregon
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Down ballot offices

Two state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Oregon.

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Oregon:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


General election

Democratic Party John Kitzhaber - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dennis Richardson - State Representative[21]
Libertarian Party Paul Grad
Constitution Party Aaron Auer - Pastor[22]
Green Party Jason Levin
Independent Progressive Party candidate Chris Henry

Lost in the primary

Democratic Party Ifeanyichukwu Diru[23]
Republican Party Gordon Challstrom - Businessman[24]
Republican Party Tim Carr - Former businessman[25]
Republican Party Bruce Cuff[26]
Republican Party Darren Karr[26]
Republican Party Mae Rafferty[26]

Withdrawn

Republican Party Allen Alley - Businessman, 2010 gubernatorial candidate[27][23]
Republican Party Jon Justesen - Rancher and businessman[28][26]
Republican Party Bruce Hanna - State Representative[29][26]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Commissioner of Labor and Industries Brad Avakian
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2008 Yes Independent Brad Avakian Independent Brad Avakian No


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State Senate election in Oregon

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See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Oregon State Senate:

Oregon State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 16 18
     Republican Party 14 12
Total 30 30

List of candidates by district

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District 3District 4District 6District 7District 8District 10District 11District 13District 15District 16District 17District 19District 20District 24District 26

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State House elections in Oregon

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See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Oregon House of Representatives:

Oregon House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 34 35
     Republican Party 26 25
Total 60 60

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Oregon

See also: Oregon 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Seven statewide ballot measures were certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Oregon.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 86 Education Amends Oregon Constitution to create fund for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary education; authorizes debt to finance Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 87 Judiciary Allows judges to be hired by the National Guard and public universities; allows school employees to serve in the legislature Approveda
VR Measure 88 Immigration Upholds four-year driver licenses for those who cannot prove legal presence in the United States Defeatedd
CICA Measure 89 Civil Rights Guarantees equal rights regardless of sex Approveda
CISS Measure 90 Elections Creates an open, top-two primary election system Defeatedd
CISS Measure 91 Marijuana Legalizes recreational marijuana; tasks Oregon Liquor Control Commission with regulation of its sale Approveda
CISS Measure 92 Business Reg Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms Defeatedd

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Local ballot measure elections in Oregon

See also: Local ballot measures, Oregon and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date


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Voting in Oregon

See also: Voting in Oregon

Important voting information

  • Oregon is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]
  • As of December 2014, Oregon is one of the 15 states that have implemented 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

See also: Early voting

Oregon exclusively uses a vote-by-mail system. As such, there is no need for explicit absentee or early voting procedures.[30]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Oregon ranked third 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.[31]

See also

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Oregon Secretary of State Website, "Learn More About Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 Associated Press, "Oregon - Summary Vote Results," accessed May 20, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing Search Results," accessed September 3, 2014
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing Search Results," accessed August 14, 2014
  8. Lane Today, "Four Challenge Merkley’s U.S. Senate Seat for 2014 Election," accessed December 31, 2013
  9. Washington Post, "Pediatric neurosurgeon to challenge Sen. Jeff Merkley," accessed October 29, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Oregonlive.com, "Republican Portland neurosurgeon considering run against Jeff Merkley," accessed October 12, 2013
  11. Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing Search Results," accessed October 6, 2014
  12. Oregon Live, "Sam Carpenter drops out of GOP primary for U.S. Senate race in favor of Jason Conger," accessed December 31, 2013
  13. Oregon Live, "Projection: Jeff Merkley will defeat Gordon Smith in Oregon's U.S. Senate race," accessed October 24, 2013
  14. Portland Tribune, "Conger seeks to unseat Merkley," accessed October 24, 2013
  15. Capital Press, "Walden may be challenged in GOP primary," accessed September 25, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Vulliet," accessed October 30, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "James Laurence Buchal 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 23, 2013
  18. Oregon Live.com, "Art Robinson files to run for third time against Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio," accessed November 6, 2013
  19. Oregon Live, "Republican Ben Pollock announces candidacy for Kurt Schrader's congressional seat," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Oregon Live, "Tootie Smith launches exploratory campaign for Kurt Schrader's Oregon House seat," accessed October 23, 2013
  21. Oregon Live, "Oregon Rep. Dennis Richardson announces run for governor," July 24, 2013
  22. Constitution Party of Oregon, "Aaron Auer – Candidate For Governor 2014," accessed April 17, 2014
  23. 23.0 23.1 The Oregonian, "Election 2014: Some surprises on the last day to file for Oregon primary," March 12, 2014
  24. Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," January 10, 2014
  25. The Oregonian, "Portland businessman becomes latest to join growing group of Republican candidates for governor," January 14, 2014
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 The Statesman-Journal, "A complete list of primary election races for the city, county and state," March 12, 2014
  27. Oregon Live, "Allen Alley considering run for Oregon governor, John Kitzhaber hits the road," July 31, 2013
  28. Oregon Live, "Eastern Oregon rancher becomes first GOP candidate for Oregon governor," April 17, 2013
  29. Oregon Live, "Republicans search for ways to revive GOP brand in Oregon," March 10, 2013
  30. Oregon Secretary of State, "Learn About Vote by Mail," accessed December 16, 2013
  31. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014