Sen. Kim Thatcher Wins Independent Primary for Secretary of State
"The Independent primary was conducted online using the STAR voting system. The Independent Party of Oregon is considered a minor party because their membership makes up less than 5% of registered voters in the state, which is necessary to qualify under Oregon law for a printed ballot primary to be conducted by state and county election officials.
Registered Independent party and nonaffiliated Oregon voters were allowed to participate in the STAR voting system. Voters were verified based on a valid form of government identification."