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First, watch this inspiring, awesome video from Justice Democrats. Congressman Jamaal Bowman and Congresswoman Cori Bush talk about why they decided to run, how they campaigned and won, and what they hope to achieve. Video is perfect for potential candidates (for any office), for campaign support people, and for voters. Do you want to get fired up? This is the video for you.
Now that you have watched the video, here is basic information about running for office in Douglas County, and also information on what to do next.
Filing for office opens- September 9, 2021
Filing for office closes- March 8, 2021
Primary election- May 17, 2022
General Election- November 8, 2022
Local offices of particular interest
All Oregon State Representatives (partisan office)
All three positions for Douglas County Commissioner (non-partisan)
Please note that if a candidate for commissioner, in the May primary, wins 50% + 1 votes, the candidate wins the office outright at that time.
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For a list of the national and state offices click here
To find out everything you need to know about running for office in Oregon, click here
For information about local offices up for election in the May primary, visit the Douglas County Clerk.
Your local Democratic Party can help you. Contact our office or fill out the form, found here.
Resolution in Support of the For the People Act (HR1/SR1)
Whereas the right to vote, fundamental to our democracy, was been eroded by the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, striking down Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which required states and counties to obtain federal preclearance prior to the enactment of any changes to their voting laws or practices; and
Whereas these rights were further threatened by the July 2021 Supreme Court ruling upholding two Arizona laws that impose restrictions on voting, one requiring election officials to discard ballots cast at the wrong precinct and another prohibiting people from collecting ballots and delivering them to polling places; and
Whereas GOP controlled state legislatures have passed 28 new laws in 17 states restricting access to voting as of June 21, 2021, with at least 389 more restrictive acts introduced in 48 states in the 2021 legislative session; and
Whereas the Constitution gives Congress authority to regulate voting rights in Section 5 of the 14th Amendment giving Congress full power to adopt appropriate legislation to ensure that the privileges and immunities of federal citizenship are to be uniform, and not subject to abridgment by the states; as well as Article 1, Section 4 which gives Congress the authority to regulate congressional elections, overriding state laws; and
Whereas the GOP has twice blocked debate of the For the People Act in the Senate, in 2019 when then Majority Leader McConnell blocked the bill from moving to a vote and in 2021 when the filibuster was used to block a vote; and
Whereas the For the People Act contains the necessary provisions to secure voting rights, election security, campaign finance reform, end gerrymandering and restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Therefore, We, the Democratic Central Committee of Douglas County, Oregon, resolve as follows:
We exhort the Congress and President Biden to pass the For the People Act before the end 2021, using whatever Constitutional or parliamentary tools are available, up to and including ending the filibuster or changing rules to allow the Senate to override a standing rule by a simple majority, rather than the two-thirds supermajority normally required to amend Senate rules (the “nuclear option”).
Resolution as submitted by the Platform and Resolutions Committee Adopted by the Democratic Party of Douglas County as approved by the Douglas County Central Committee on 28 day of August, 2021.
Recommendation: Endorse with Action:
Letters to the Editor
Send to Biden, Harris, Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio (along with resolution re John Lewis Voting Act)