Wow, it's been a long time since we updated this website -- too busy gathering signatures to get STAR Voting on the November ballot. But we've succeeded!
Lane County voters will have the opportunity this fall to institute an exciting new reform, replacing the "top-two jungle primary" system we currently use for elected county offices with STAR Voting! The response to our initiative petitioning was overwhelmingly positive, showing the hunger voters (and non-voters!) have for a better way to vote and elect people to public office.
Now we have to get it passed, which means we have to reach a lot more people before voting begins in October so they will understand STAR Voting and why it is so important to pass it. WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! Practice explaining STAR Voting, and then talk about it to your friends and family members who live in Lane County. (This includes the cities of Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Florence, Junction City, MacKenzie River, and Creswell, along with several smaller towns.)
If you know any prominent people in Lane County, ask them to endorse STAR Voting. If you belong to a civic group, ask them to endorse. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like one of us to speak to your group. Write to your local newspaper about why you like STAR Voting. If you are on FaceBook, follow our FB page and share it with your FB friends.
Let's get the word out to as many Lane County voters as possible and make this happen!
Lane County Elections has reviewed our petition forms and declared us authorized to gather signatures! We will be kicking off the signature drive Saturday, January 20th at the Women's March. Look for the floating star balloons and join the petition. We hope to see you there!
-Alan and Mark (Chief Petitioners)