Oregonians for Free and Fair Elections
3425 SE Yamhill St # 100
Portland, OR 97214
2570 Greenwood Rd S
Independence, OR 97351
Oregon Initiative Petition #5 for 2018 Election
"Amends Constitution: All current voter registrations expire in 2020;
registration requires “provid[ing]” citizenship documents/otherwise proving citizenship"
Result of “Yes” Vote: “Yes” vote results in expiration of all current voter registrations in two years. To register, voter must “provide” specified citizenship documents, otherwise verify/prove citizenship.
Result of “No” Vote: “No” vote continues the current system allowing in-person, online, mailed voter registration for all elections with attestation of citizenship. Voter registrations do not expire.
Summary: Current voter registration expires two years after proposed measure passes; to vote, all current voters must re-register. Proposed measure provides no funding, sets no deadline for county clerks to complete registrations. Under current law, voters may register by submitting registration card online/by mail/in person; voter must attest United States citizenship. Felony criminal penalties for providing false attestation. Driver and Motor Vehicle Division (DMV) submits information received from individuals to Secretary of State; if DMV information documents citizenship, individuals are registered to vote unless they opt out. Proposed measure requires applicant to “provide” specified documents proving citizenship. If specified documents are unavailable, state must request verification by federal Immigration and Naturalization Service. Secretary of State holds hearing on request if no federal response received.