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    Here in Oregon where all elections are VBM, we get very good turnout and this system, may I point out, is the antithesis of all the voter id crap going on in states controlled by the Elephant Party.

    Bend Bulletin: 2006.
    Oregon ranked as the nation's third-highest state in terms of voter turnout in the 2004 general election, according to a U.S. Census analysis of people who are old enough to vote.

    Meanwhile, voter turnouts in the state - measured as the percentage of those people who are registered and actually vote - have remained relatively steady since the 1960s, according to Oregon Elections Division data.

    The turnout in presidential elections has been close to 80 percent, and the turnout in off-year gubernatorial elections has been close to 70 percent.

    In the 2004 election, a presidential year, 86.5 percent of registered Oregon voters cast ballots.

    No, there haven't been any noticeable problems with voting. I've received criticism on DKos before about this.
    Salem Statesman Journal Sept. 2011 about 2010 off-year eletions.
    Maine, Washington and Oregon were 1-2-3, each with more than 56 percent of citizens 18 and older voting.

    At the other end were Utah, Tennessee and Texas, all 36 percent or less. Texas was lowest at 31.4 percent.

    Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

    by TerryDarc on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 09:59:23 AM PDT

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