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Voter Forums 2020: Home

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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.

General Information

Oregon Voters' Guide

Other Voting Guides & General Information

News Relating to Ballot Measures

Catholic Resources

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."

General Endorsements

Organizations
Media Outlets
Political Parties

General Notes about Researching Ballot Measures

Reminders when researching Ballot Measure Information

  1. Read arguments from multiple perspectives, not just the arguments of the perspective you are presenting.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. ...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?