Jefferson Exchange | October 18, 2013
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Fri October 18, 2013

Bringing Open Primaries Up For A Vote In Oregon

California used its top-two primary system for the first time in the 2012 elections. 

Ballot counting in a previous election.
Ballot counting in a previous election.
Credit cursedthing/flickr

All the candidate run in the same primary, and the top two vote-getters--regardless of party--face each other in the general election. 

Now Mark Frohnmayer, son of a former candidate for governor, wants to put a similar system--"approval voting"--into place in Oregon.

He explains his plan, and the road ahead.  

 

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