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Oregon Secretary of State

Our Recommendation: Vote SHEMIA FAGAN

Shemia Fagan

SHEMIA FAGAN (d)

Our Recommendation

Shemia Fagan grew up in rural Oregon and became a civil rights attorney after attending Oregon public schools. As a state lawmaker, Fagan has worked with both parties to pass laws that make it easier and safer to vote from home, force dark money groups to disclose their donors, and protect access to affordable healthcare. Democrat Shemia Fagan is currently a member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 24.

Kim Thatcher

KIM THATCHER (r)

Kim Thatcher was born in southeastern Idaho and graduated from Portland State University. Thatcher has represented parts of Clackamas, Marion, Washington, and Yamhill counties in the state legislature. In 2016, Thatcher was a delegate to the Republican National Convention where she supported Donald Trump. Republican Kim Thatcher is currently a member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 13.

Oregon State Treasurer

Our Recommendation: Vote TOBIAS READ

Tobias Read

TOBIAS READ (d)

Our Recommendation

Tobias Read graduated from Willamette University and is our current State Treasurer. As State Treasurer he has implemented the first-in-the-nation state based retirement savings program, which has helped 70,000 Oregonians save over $65 million. He has cut Wall Street fees, saving Oregonians $500 million, and smartly managed Oregon Oregon's money to invest in roads and schools, creating jobs. Democrat Tobias Read is the current Oregon State Treasurer.

Jeff Gudman

JEFF GUDMAN (r)

Jeff Gudman graduated from Pomona College and is a former Lake Oswego City Councilor. The Oregonian Editorial Board wrote that Gudman "failed to put forward a clear agenda or convey the changes his leadership will bring."

Oregon Attorney General

Our Recommendation: Vote ELLEN ROSENBLUM

Ellen Rosenblum

ELLEN ROSENBLUM (d)

Our Recommendation

Ellen Rosenblum has dedicated her career to fighting for and protecting the people of Oregon — as a federal prosecutor, a judge, and now as our Attorney General, the first woman to hold this post in our state’s history. Democrat Ellen Rosenblum is the current Oregon Attorney General.

Michael Cross

MICHAEL CROSS (r)

Michael Cross has worked in law enforcement in the Air Force, as a software engineer, professional driver and helicopter mechanic. Michael led an unsuccessful attempt to recall governor Kate Brown in 2019.

Measure 107: Strengthens Campaign Finance Reform

Our Recommendation: Vote YES ON Measure 107

Ballot Title

Amends Constitution: Allows laws limiting political campaign contributions and expenditures, requiring disclosure of political campaign contributions and expenditures, and requiring political campaign advertisements to identify who paid for them.


What It Does

Measure 107 allows Oregon to pass laws that increase transparency in political spending, including stronger disclosure requirements. It also allows laws limiting the influence of money in our elections and limiting the size of political campaign contributions.

Measure 108: REDUCES YOUTH VAPING

Our Recommendation: Vote YES ON Measure 108

Ballot Title

Increases cigarette and cigar taxes. Establishes tax on e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping devices. Funds health programs.


What It Does

Oregon has zero tax on tobacco vapes. Measure 108 will reduce youth vaping and save lives by establishing a vape tax and bringing Oregon’s tobacco taxes in line with neighboring states. It was written and approved by a bipartisan committee to be explicit about where the money goes: The Oregon Health Plan and smoking prevention/cessation.

Measure 109: Creates regulated psilocybin therapy system

Our Recommendation: Vote YES ON Measure 109

Ballot Title

Allows manufacture, delivery, administration of psilocybin at supervised, licensed facilities; imposes two-year development period


What It Does

Pioneering research at America’s top universities indicates psilocybin therapy can help many suffering from depression and anxiety. The FDA has designated it a “breakthrough therapy.” Measure 109 creates a regulated system of psilocybin therapy for Oregon that would only be allowed at licensed, regulated centers, and would be overseen by trained professionals. Psilocybin will not be sold in stores or allowed for at home use.

Measure 110: Expands Drug Addiction Treatment

Our Recommendation: Vote YES ON Measure 110

Ballot Title

Provides statewide addiction/recovery services; marijuana taxes partially finance; reclassifies possession/penalties for specified drugs


What It Does

Measure 110 addresses Oregon’s addiction crisis by expanding access to drug treatment in Oregon, shifting from criminalizing addiction to a health-based approach. No drugs would be legalized, but by lowering penalties for the possession of a small amount of drugs, Measure 110 will save money in the criminal justice system and stop ruining people’s lives for a single mistake. Instead of punishment, people struggling with drug addiction will be connected to treatment and recovery services.

Steps to Vote

STEP 1: Get your ballot and fill it out

Every Oregon registered voter will get a ballot in the mail between October 15th and October 22nd. Didn’t receive a ballot or can’t find it? Request a replacement ballot. Here are the facts and information about the candidates and statewide measures on your ballot.

STEP 2: Seal and Sign It

You must sign the back of the envelope in order for your vote to count.

STEP 3: RETURN IT

Put it in the mail – you don’t even need a stamp...postage is prepaid! You can also drop off your ballot at any official drop box location. Find your nearest drop box below.

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FIND YOUR NEAREST BALLOT DROP BOX

This dropbox locator is provided by the Oregon Secretary of State. Start by entering your full residence address, including zip code,​ to locate official ballot drop sites nearby. Select the option that is the closest match and continue to view the sites. Ballots must be received at a county elections office or official drop site in Oregon by 8 p.m.​ on Election Night, November 3, 2020.

You can also access the drop box locator tool directly on the Secretary of State's website by clicking here.