State of Oregon Special Election
January 30, 1996

Dear Oregon Voter:

On January 30, 1996, Oregonians will choose a new United States Senator in a special vote-by-mail election. All registered Oregon voters may participate.

Six candidates are running. They are nominees of the American, Democrat, Libertarian, Pacific, Republican and Socialist parties. No qualified independent candidates filed to run.

The Voters' Pamphlet lists each candidate who will appear on the ballot. Important information also is included about registering to vote, updating your registration, and casting your mail-in ballot.

The Voters' Pamphlet and additional information on this election, including a list of drop-sites and answers to frequently asked questions, is available on the Special Election WEB page. That address is http://www.sos.state.or.us.

Important: You must be registered to vote no later than January 9, 1996. Either deliver your registration card to a county clerk's office by 5 p.m. that day or make sure it is postmarked by January 9. Ballots will be mailed January 10-12. Your voted ballot must be received by county elections officials, either by mail or at a designated drop-site, by 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 30.
Postmarks do not count.

It is important that every Oregon voter cast his or her ballot. Oregon law provides stiff penalties for fraud and undue influence. The Secretary of State's office has established a toll-free telephone line (1-800-331-0509) to help process citizen complaints of election fraud or undue influence.

Please take the time to read this Voters' Pamphlet and exercise your right to vote.


Phil Keisling
Secretary of State

Vote-by-Mail Election

This Voters' Pamphlet is provided for assistance in casting your vote-by-mail ballot.

Photograph of windsurfing on the Columbia River furnished by Tom Ballard.

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