The Oregon Working Families Party will no longer receive automatic ballot access starting in August 2016, unless it increases its registration by approximately 1,200 members. The party is working to accomplish that goal.
Full Story from nwLaborPress.org:
The Oregon Working Families Party was so committed to Bernie Sanders that its staff called and emailed the party’s own members asking them to re-register as Democrats — so they could vote for him in the May 17 primary. Sanders won Oregon, 56 to 44 percent. Now the union-backed minor party needs those former members to return.
Under Oregon law, minor parties can maintain their ballot status (the right to run candidates in the general election) in two ways. They can show that at least half a percent of the electorate is registered as members. Or they can field a candidate who wins at least 1 percent of the vote in a statewide election. Oregon Working Families Party hasn’t run a statewide candidate in the last two general election cycles, so if it wants to be on the ballot this November, it has to have at least 10,825 registered voters by Aug. 10.
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