State of Oregon Presidential
Primary Election March 12, 1996

Dear Oregonian:

On March 12, 1996, Oregon will conduct its first-ever vote-by-mail presidential preference primary. This year, the presidential preference primary occurs on the second Tuesday in March instead of the traditional third Tuesday in May, when the regular primary election is held. The 1995 Legislature changed the date of the election to allow Oregon voters to choose delegates earlier in the party nominating process.

This Voters' Pamphlet lists the names of candidates who will appear on the Democratic and Republican primary ballots. Only those candidates who paid $1,000 and provided statements appear in the Voters' Pamphlet's main section. Important information about registering to vote, updating your registration, and casting your mail-in ballot also is included in the Voters' Pamphlet.

Additional information about this election and vote-by-mail is available on the Secretary of State's Web page. The address is http://www.sos.state.or.us.

To vote in the presidential preference contest, you must be registered as a Democrat or Republican no later than February 20, 1996. Your completed voter registration card must be received in a county clerk's office by 5:00 p.m., February 20, 1996, or, if received later, it must be postmarked by that day. If you are registered to vote, but not affiliated with a major political party, you may still receive a ballot for this election if there are local measures on the ballot that you are eligible to vote on.

Ballots will be mailed February 21-23, 1996. Your voted ballot must be received by county elections officials no later than 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 1996. Postmarks do not count.

I encourage you to read this Voters' Pamphlet and exercise your right to vote.


Phil Keisling
Secretary of State

Vote-by-Mail Election

This Voters' Pamphlet is provided for assistance
in casting your vote-by-mail ballot.

Photo of the South Falls at Silver Falls State Park by Larry Geddis.

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