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Measure 21:

Amends constitution. Currently the governor fills midterm judicial vacancies by appointment; appointees serve until the vacancy is filled at the next general election held more that 61 days after the vacancy occurs. Measure requires midterm judicial vacancies to be filled by election at the closest May or November election held more than 90 days after the vacancy occurs. In all judicial elections, measure requires election ballot to list candidates and also list "None of the Above" as an available choice. If "None of the Above" receives more votes than all other candidates on the ballot, the judicial office remains unfilled until a candidate other than "None of the Above" receives a plurality of votes cast at subsequent May and/or November special elections.

Measure 22: Amends constitution. Currently, all Oregon Supreme Court judges and Court of Appeals judges are elected by statewide vote. Judges must live within state but have no other residency requirements. Measure divides state into seven districts based on population, for purpose of electing Supreme Court judges; electors within each district elect only one Supreme Court judge. Measure divides state into five districts for election of judges of other appellate courts created by law (except Tax Court), with two judges elected from each district. Requires Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges elected or appointed to office to reside within their districts. Requires reapportionment of judicial districts when legislative districts are reapportioned. Revises procedure and requirements for appointments to judicial vacancies and recall of judges.

Measure 26-34: Five-year Levy to Restore Park Services, Repairs and Recreation Programs.

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 84, No. 18

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