Is Unified Primary going to be on the ballot?


No. The Unified Primary - Initiative Petition #54 fell short of the required signature count. The Oregon Open Primary - Initiative Petition #55 did qualify. That measure's operative text creates an open field primary and advances the two top performers to the general election. Although it carries a strong statement of intent towards equality in the vote, the Open Primary makes no explicit new policy regarding voting method.

As a result, this campaign's focus will be on our 2015 legislators, to make sure they understand the inherent inequality presented by our current voting method (plurality voting) and its magnification when a wider field is present. We will encourage them to realize the true equality intent of the Open Primary by introducing an equal voting method into the first stage of the election process as well.