Open primary measure qualifies for November ballot

Open primary measure qualifies for November ballot

The initiative would create a nonpartisan primary election process; all candidates from all parties would appear on a single ballot.

The two candidates who received the most votes in that election would advance to a general election.

Supporters of the measure point to the rising number of Oregonians who choose not to register as a Republican or Democrat as a sign the mood is shifting. Nearly one-third of the state's voters currently belong to a minor party or have no party affiliation.

Read more at Statesman Journal