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THIS PAGE IS A LIVING DOCUMENT. All Posted information should be up to date as of 10/27/20.
Note: As this guide was prepared with CCHS 12th-grade Government classes in mind, its focus is on ballot measures to be discussed as a part of this class (which focuses on state and Multnomah county issues). Any candidate endorsements accessible via this page are incidental, or a matter of what is presented on a linked political party's own website.
Oregon Voters' Guide
Other Voting Guides & General Information
News Relating to Ballot Measures
Note on Voters Guides
Note: anyone may file an argument in the voters pamphlet, rules and fees for doing so are here (Multnomah County), and here (Statewide). Rules for for what is prohibited are here . Postings are not Checked or Edited for accuracy.
Note: on rare occasions, citizens will file "Arguments in Opposition" as "Arguments in Support" (and vice versa) but phrased in a way as to resemble the type filed as.
Example: "Vote YES on Measure 24-601 if you think STEALING bread from hardworking small business owners should be legal."
Other Counties' Voter's Guides
General Notes about Researching Ballot Measures
Reminders when researching Ballot Measure Information
- Read arguments from multiple perspectives, not just the arguments of the perspective you are presenting.
- Be aware of your own (Confirmation) Bias: what you personally believe will affect both WHAT and HOW you search for information, and HOW you interpret the information you find, whether you intend it to or not.
- Use original sources whenever possible: if someone quotes a statistic, WHERE did they get that information? This is especially true for comments in the Voters' Pamphlet, or information on BallotPedia.
- Research your sources....: WHO is the person or organization making the claim? WHAT might their reason be for making those claims? WHAT, if anything, gives them credibility?
- ...but Don't Take Their Word For It : when researching a source, don't trust the "about us" page of the person or organization's website. Read laterally. WHAT do other people say about the source?