Today is election day in Chile. Well, it’s primary day but that is national. Chile elects its president by a straight majority vote so the three main parties are, today, having a primary to choose their candidate. 783 more words
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State Library Ed. Note: Oregon Content here. “Republicans approve of automatic registration because researchers believe it is truly nonpartisan. It’s so new that we have only one test case: Oregon this year. 14 more words
“This provides a level of security and cost-effectiveness and access that really could make for a paradigm shift.”
As voting rights groups seek to expand the right to vote and push back against efforts to restrict the ballot, they’ve begun to coalesce around a remarkably simple idea that could be one of the most powerful tools for extending the franchise in the 21st century. 58 more words
A new study says Oregon’s path-breaking automatic voter registration system helped make the state’s voting population more diverse.
A study co-authored by Paul Gronke, a Reed College political scientist and expert on voting issues, found that automatically registering voters through the DMV helped bring in more under-represented groups. 14 more words
Stephen McNeil’s Liberals won their second consecutive majority on Tuesday night, but the number of people who cast their vote has dropped to an all-time low. 755 more words