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Response to quakerboy (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 01:01 PM

6. Remind those that don't vote in this election that it will screw them if they DON'T...

 

... and feel that they only need to vote in presidential election years.

If they don't vote in this election, and only vote in November in presidential years, they might wake up only having two choices for each office every November election (some having two from the same party running against each other), if this open primary initiative passes. Big money is trying to take advantage of lower turnout in this election to control who votes to get more people to vote for them to vote to enable elections making the big choices being the primaries which will have even lower turnout and be more controlled by them. California and third parties in California are already regretting their moves to top two primaries.

Also, we need to find ways to get young people out as they are the ones that are typically no shows in off years. Ben Unger, who's leaving his legislative seat after this session to take over "Our Oregon" understands this and is looking for ways to boost turnout in this election to help with getting the right outcomes on these propositions. Even though normally we have very high voter participation rates in most vote by mail elections, in off years, we only get 40% turnouts from young people. Young people need to feel it important to participate for legalizing marijuana and labeling of GMO foods. I have some ideas on helping the former which I might talk about more in the coming weeks. PM me if you want more on that.

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