Oregon elections, 2012

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1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Oregon held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate Defeatedd Preview Article
U.S. House (5 seats) Approveda
State Executives (4 positions) Approveda Preview Article
State Senate (16 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (60 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (9 measures) Approveda Preview Article

2012 Elections

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Elections by type

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See also: Oregon state executive official elections, 2012

Four state executive positions were up for election.

Oregon Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKate Brown Incumbent 51.4% 863,656
     Republican Knute Buehler 43.3% 727,607
     Green Seth Woolley 2.6% 44,235
     Libertarian Bruce Alexander Knight 1.4% 24,273
     Progressive Robert Wolfe 1.3% 21,783
Total Votes 1,681,554
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.
Attorney General of Oregon General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEllen Rosenblum Incumbent 56.3% 917,627
     Republican James Buchal 39.2% 639,363
     Libertarian James Leuenberger 2.8% 45,451
     Progressive Chris Henry 1.7% 28,187
Total Votes 1,630,628
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.
Oregon Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Wheeler Incumbent 57.9% 955,213
     Republican Tom Cox 37% 609,989
     Progressive Cameron Whitten 2.4% 38,762
     Libertarian John Mahler 1.8% 30,002
     Constitution Michael Paul Marsh 0.9% 15,415
Total Votes 1,649,381
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.
Oregon Commissioner of Labor and Industries General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Avakian* (D) Incumbent 52.5% 681,987
     Nonpartisan Bruce Starr* (R) 46.7% 606,735
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.7% 9,616
Total Votes 1,298,338
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state senate.

Oregon State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 16 16
     Republican Party 14 14
Total 30 30


See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, the state house was split 30-30.

Oregon House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 30 34
     Republican Party 30 26
Total 60 60

See also: Oregon 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 77 Admin of gov't Revision to responses to catastrophic disasters; requires approval by a 2/3rds majority Approveda
LRCA Measure 78 Admin of gov't Changes terminology in the state Constitution for the three state gov't branches Approveda
CICA Measure 79 Taxes Would ban real estate transfer taxes. Approveda
CISS Measure 80 Marijuana Would create a cannabis commission to regulate the cultivation and sale of cannabis. Defeatedd
CISS Measure 81 Animal rights Bans Columbia River commercial salmon fishing with gillnets by non-tribal persons, allows seine nets instead. Defeatedd
CICA Measure 82 Gambling Authorizes establishment of privately-owned casinos. Defeatedd
CISS Measure 83 Gambling Authorizes Multnomah County casino. Defeatedd
CISS Measure 84 Taxes Phases out estate and inheritance taxes. Defeatedd
CICA Measure 85 Taxes Allocates corporate income/excise tax "kicker" refund to additionally fund K through 12 public education. Approveda

Eligibility to Vote

Oregon

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Oregon is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by April 24, 2012, which was 21 days before the primary took place.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote is 21 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 16.[2]

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee Voting

Oregon exclusively uses a vote-by-mail system. As such, there is no need for explicit absentee or early voting procedures.[4]

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.[5]

See also

References