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Independent Party of Oregon qualifies as major political party

Independent Party of Oregon qualifies as major political party

SALEM — Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins today announced that the Independent Party of Oregon has qualified to be a major political party and will be permitted to participate in the May 2016 Primary Election.

In order to qualify as a major political party in Oregon, a party must have 108,739 registered voters 275 days before the 2016 May Primary. The Independent Party of Oregon had 109,363 registered voters as of Aug. 16, the deadline.

Minor Political parties will be able to participate in the November 2016 General Election by nominating candidates after the May Primary. 

Molly Woon
Written by Molly Woon

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