Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Oregon: Open the Primaries!

Open primary forum Thursday

May 1, 2006News Review WINCHESTER: Former Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling will speak Thursday evening in Winchester on a statewide initiative that would dispense with separate political party ballots for primary elections in Oregon.
Keisling, the father of Oregon's vote-by-mail system, is a co-sponsor of the Oregon Open Primary Initiative. If passed, the initiative would allow all eligible voters to vote for any candidate, regardless of political affiliation, in the primary.
Keisling will appear at 6 p.m. at the student lounge at Umpqua Community College. His appearance is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Umpqua Valley and The Coalition for Good Governance.
Information on the initiative is available online at
Keisling's talk will precede a candidate forum hosted by the UCC Students Association.
The six candidates for Douglas County commissioner will speak. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the UCC cafeteria.
Both the student lounge and the cafeteria are located in the UCC Student Center.
Information: 440-9003 or 672-6982.

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