Voting Integrity Measure Comes to Senate

Press release from Senate Republican office:

Require Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Salem, OR — Senator Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) and the Senate Republicans will offer an amendment on the floor Friday to safeguard voting in Oregon. The amendment to Senate Joint Resolution 4-C would require elections officials to verify citizenship before allowing individuals to register to vote in Oregon for the first time.

“This measure protects the integrity of our ballot box,” said Starr. “Today we can protect the voting process and send a clear message that the privileges of citizenship are reserved for those who fulfill the responsibilities of citizenship.”
Currently, when an individual registers to vote, they must provide an Oregon drivers license number and the last four digits of their social security number. If they don’t have either, they are required to provide another proof of identity such as a paycheck stub or utility bill. The amendment to Senate Joint Resolution 4-C would simply require election officials to verify the registrant’s documentation.

“This measure is simple for the voter, no complicated paperwork needed,” said Senator Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day). “Elections officials will shoulder the burden of verifying citizenship. This is a chance to safeguard one of America’s most foundational rights, the right to vote.”

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  • CRAWDUDE

    The liberals will never let this pass, they enjoy the 100,000 illegal votes each year since they know the vast majority will be for them. Bill Bradbury buries his head in the sand and refuses to admit it happens………….a truer socialist there has never been!

  • Rick Hickey

    Democrats trust the same people that use Stolen/Forged Social Security #’s and sign an I-9 claiming they are OK to work in the U.S. i.e. Del Monte Foods, both Felonies, to not sign a Voter reg. card?! AZ. made this law and 1st year-ONE in THREE-were thrown out for fraud, 2nd year-1 in 6. DEM’s are that STUPID or think WE are?
    Prison ICE Holds will be checked via Voter Vault, for a start. We can prove the DEM’s are Liars on this and shame them out of office!

    Oregonian 6/15…
    But Senate Majority Leader Kate Brown, D-Portland, pointed out that the Oregon constitution already requires voters to be both U.S. citizens and residents of Oregon. The registration form already asks people to declare their U.S. citizenship.
    Since 1991, 10 million votes have been cast in Oregon, she said. During that time 10 people have met the criteria sparking an investigation of their citizenship and two were prosecuted, she said.
    The vote split along party lines with Democrats voting against Starr’s substitute proposal and Republicans voting in favor.
    Sen. Avel Gordly, an independent from Portland, voted with the Democrats.
    “Oregon’s election system already has integrity embedded in it,” she said.

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