Line of succession is governed by the Oregon Constitution. (Note: Oregon does not have a Lieutenant Governor.)
You can link to this Superseded OAR grid from our What’s New and our Document Index (under the letter O) pages and – wonk alert – see a picture of first page of the first Oregon Administrative Rule Bulletin, from May 1, 1958.
Thank you to all the librarians who helped me compile this grid!
And remember, It’s Not All Online.
“Measure numbers for the November 4, 2014, general election ballot will be released August 1,” according to the Secretary of State’s website. But it looks as if you can see those numbers, and other information, from this PDF, which I linked to from that website.
From the Secretary of State’s “Make or Change State Law website“, as of today:
“The number of valid signatures required to qualify an initiative for the ballot is based on a percentage of the total votes cast for governor at the last election:
- For a constitutional initiative, 8 percent (116,284) of valid signatures is required.
There are good arguments for fixing existing political parties, but what if you decided to start your own party instead?
1) Think it through: Do you really want to get into this for the long haul? Learn about political and law making processes: Draft an Oregon Initiative or propose a federal law to one of your U.S. representatives to Congress. (Voting rights for 16 year olds or clapping is allowed only at the end of the State of the Union Address, maybe?) Take a look at this, “Nine Steps to Draft a Bill.” Or read the Citizen Engagement webpages on Oregon Legislature.
2) Learn how existing political parties operate so you can become an expert on what needs to change: Run for office under existing state laws and political party rules, which you’ll find at their respective political party websites.