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Oregon VBM


 

VOTE BY MAIL IN OREGON
Oregon votes by mail, tested it first in 1981, made it permanent in 1988
Oregon Secretary of State  A Brief History of Vote-by-Mail from the Oregon
Secretary of State website
 
Some news articles about VBM in Oregon:
 
Here's a link to Secretary Bradbury's editorial in the Washington Post: article


Here are articles about some of the accusations and reactions on
vote-by-mail in the 2004 presidential:
Oregon Live article
Portland Tribune article


And an article about signature verification:
Oregon Live article


Signature verification is the primary safeguard against fraud, and it will become an even more effective safeguard with
centralized voter registration.
5 Year Study by SOS of Oregon comparing undervotes with three different voting methods:
punch-card, optical scan and hand counted paper ballots. Good data.
1992 General Election Undervote Averages:
punch cards: 7.67%    
optical scan:  6.24%
paper ballot:  6.90%
 
1994 General Election Undervote Averages:
punch cards:  6.50%
optical scan:  5.16%
paper ballot:  6.11%
 
1996 General Election Undervote Averages:
punch cards:  7.03%
optical scan:  4.91%
paper ballot:  5.08%
 
1998 General Election Undervote Averages:
punch cards:  7.85%
optical scan:  6.21%
paper ballot:  7.23%
 
2000 General Election Undervote Averages:
punch cards:  7.11%
optical scan:  4.13%
no paper ballots
 
Oregon Secretary of State study  (pdf)
 
 
 
Kerry wins Oregon's seven electoral votes
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender John Kerry won a convincing victory
over President Bush Tuesday in Oregon, a traditionally Democratic state that Republicans
had tried hard to win this year.
 

Updated: 11/11/2004 7:26:15 PM GMT
  State results
 ? President by county ? Senate/House ? Statewide offices
 ? Ballot initiatives ? State Senate ? State House

Oregon Electoral Votes: 7
 President 100% of precincts reporting
Candidates Party Vote Count % Votes Cast
Kerry  Winner Dem 890,698 51
Bush Rep 823,210 48
Badnarik Lib 6,824 0
Cobb PAG 4,952 0
Peroutka CST 4,945 0
Updated: 11/11/2004 7:26:15 PM GMT
  State results
 ? President by county ? Senate/House ? Statewide offices
 ? Ballot initiatives ? State Senate ? State House

Oregon Electoral Votes: 7
 President 100% of precincts reporting
Candidates Party Vote Count % Votes Cast
Kerry  Winner Dem 890,698 51
Bush Rep 823,210 48
Badnarik Lib 6,824 0
Cobb PAG 4,952 0
Peroutka CST 4,945 0