TOP STORY: BALLOTS ARE HERE!
By now, your ballot should have arrived in the mail. Please fill it out and make your voice heard. You can mail your ballot in or drop it off at the following nearby locations:
Elections Office (Service Center East Building) 3700 SW Murray Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005
Beaverton Library 12375 SW 5th St Beaverton, OR 97005
Garden Home Library 7475 SW Oleson Rd Portland, OR 97223
Ballots are due by November 4th at 8:00pm!
Yes on Measure 86:
I support Measure 86 because it improves access to higher education for middle and low-income Oregon students. Measure 86 helps us cover the postsecondary "needs gap" for Oregon students by creating a permanent fund to finance student assistance.
By making higher education a reality for more Oregonians we can: 1) Maintain a highly skilled workforce for Oregon. 2) Raise per capita income and lower student debt. 3) Lower public services costs.
The need for Measure 86 is great. Oregon is 47th in the country in higher education support and 43rd in the country for financial aid to college students. As David Sarasohn puts it, “By state Treasurer Ted Wheeler's calculation, Oregon gives out one-seventh the financial aid per capita as South Carolina.
We can and we should do better. Measure 86 gives us new tools to improve the support we offer to students who need it and it will pay for itself over time. That’s why I support it and encourage you to vote Yes on Measure 86.
Posted on October 10, 2014.