Sign the Petition! Let's get this on the ballot in 2018!
We need to gather over 117,578 valid Oregon signatures to get this on the ballot by July 6,2018. You are an important factor in making this happen. We are grassroots supported organization. Everytime you ask a neighbor or friend to sign the petition it is like donating money to the campaign. Here are some important things you can do.
1. Send the Single Signer Sheet to your friends and family and ask them to print, sign and send the sheet.
2. Request and carry a 10-line circulator petition and request that people you know sign your petition. You must watch each person personally sign the petition. Follow the instructions and witness the petition by signing the circulator portion at the bottom of the petition. Request copies of the 10-line petition signature sheet in the form below. Tell us how many signature sheets you need.
3. Volunteer to help promote this petition using your talents. Example: Do you have a venue to bring in one of our speakers to educate voters about this petition. There are many ways you can use your unique tallents to promote this petition. We have many needs that require a lot of volunteers, from signature gathering to hosting an event. Please contact us to discuss how you can help.
4. Donate to help support the costs of putting this initiative on the ballot.
Submit your request or idea here:
Download the Single Signer Petition here, Print on white paper, sign and send it.
Text of Ballot Language in a pdf can be found here.
Ballot Title can be found here.
Only Oregon voters can sign this petition.
The US Constitution says in Section 2, it is up to the states to decide who are the electors in each state. The Oregon Constitution in Section 2, says citizens are the electors.
Currently, in Oregon, no proof of citizenship is required.
There are almost 10,000 Oregon voters who have given zero ID. These are Active and Inactive non-HAVA compliant voters. (Inactive voters can become active voters by just updated their address.) They have only claimed that they are citizens. They are not allowed to vote in Federal elections. They are allowed to vote in all state, and local elections. We believe all voters should qualify equally.
State Approved Ballot Title: 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"
of “Yes” Vote: “Yes” vote results in expiration of all current voter registrations in two years. To register,
must “provide” specified citizenship documents, otherwise verify/prove citizenship.
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
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
to “provide” specified documents proving citizenship. If specified documents are unavailable,
must request verification by federal Immigration and Naturalization Service. Secretary of State holds
on request if no federal response received.
Initiative Petition #5 requires that all Oregon voters prove they are US citizens. After the measure passes, all Oregonians will have 2 years to show proof of citizenship to stay on the voter rolls. They will only need to prove they are a citizen one time. See the Initiative Petition text for all the ways you can prove citizenship.
Under Current Law, you can register to vote in Oregon via paper applications without showing any proof of citizenship. You only need to say you are a citizen.
Initiative Petition #5 Ballot Text
Become part of the team! Volunteer to get this initiative on the ballot!