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Editorial: The chaos of 2020 points to our challenges for 2021Updated Jan 11, 2021; Posted Jan 10, 2021
Voting should not require you to join a major political party!
We seek free, open access access for all voters to participate in election primaries.
And free, open, head-to-head competition among all candidates for political office.
Over 1.1 million non-affiliated and third party voters, nearly 40% of the electorate, are barred from participating in the state’s taxpayer funded primaries. Voters who prefer not to be associated with a major party should not be required to join that party to participate in elections.
That’s anti-competitive. That’s undemocratic. That’s unfair.
It’s time to bring more choice, more voice and more power to voters!
The solution is simple: Let all voters vote and let all candidates compete.
Over 1 million registered voters in the state of Oregon are prevented from voting in these races because of our state’s CLOSED primary system – that’s almost 40 percent of all voters!
That’s not right. It’s time to open up.
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