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Will You Vote in November?
YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE
Did you know that in last May’s primary election:
the Democratic voter turnout was 54%?
Let’s increase that to 90%! Put 10/18 (ballots mailed) and 11/8 (due to the Clerk) on your calendar to remind yourself to vote.
2022 GENERAL ELECTION SLATE
Find your nearest drop box at jocovote.com/dropbox
Once you have submitted your ballot, you can check to see that it has been received at jocovote.com/checkmyvote.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact us at (541) 916-8352
Be sure to remind your neighbors, your family and your friends to get their ballots turned in early!
Ballots mailed: October 19th
Click for online Voter Pamphlet (coming in October)
Ballots Due to Clerk: Tuesday, 11/8
Postmarks Count – But best to hand deliver prior to 8PM
Measure 111, Right to Healthcare Amendment
Measure 111 would add a section to the Oregon Constitution establishing a right to “cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care” for every Oregon resident. The amendment would require the state to balance the obligation of ensuring a right to healthcare against funding public schools and other essential public services. The amendment also states that legal remedies for lawsuits brought against the proposed section may not interfere with the balance between a right to healthcare and funding other essential public services.
Measure 112, Remove Slavery as Punishment for Crime from Constitution Amendment
Measure 112 would remove language in the Oregon Constitution that allows the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as criminal punishments, thereby prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude without exception. The amendment would also add language authorizing an Oregon court or a probation or parole agency to order alternatives to incarceration for a convicted individual as part of their sentencing.
As of January 2021, Oregon was one of 10 states that had a provision prohibiting enslavement and involuntary servitude but with an exception for criminal punishments.
Measure 113, Exclusion from Re-election for Legislative Absenteeism Initiative
Measure 113 would amend the Oregon Constitution to disqualify state legislators from re-election following the end of their term if they are absent from 10 legislative floor sessions without permission or excuse. The 10 absences would be deemed disorderly behavior. This would apply to both legislative attendance during regular and special legislative sessions.
The state constitution authorizes legislative chambers to punish disorderly conduct, including legislative absenteeism, with a two-thirds supermajority vote. Punishment may include the expulsion of a member.
Measure 114, Changes to Firearm Ownership and Purchase Requirements Initiative
Measure 114 would enact a law outlining a procedure to apply for a permit to purchase a firearm. Permits would be issued by local law enforcement. Applicants would need to pay a fee, submit a photo ID, be fingerprinted, complete approved safety training, pass a criminal background check, and not be prohibited from possessing firearms. Law enforcement would be able to deny a permit to an applicant believed to be a danger to oneself or others. The initiative would also criminalize the manufacture, importation, possession, use, purchase, sale, or otherwise transferring of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.