Oregon Senate election dates and Voting Live

Oregon Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Oregon Senate election Dates 2020
Oregon Senate election​ Date: May 19, 2020​ 

 

Two-term incumbent Democrat Jeff Merkley was re-elected by a comfortable margin in 2014. Merkley, who was considered to be a possible 2020 presidential candidate, opted to forgo the crowded contest and is running for re-election to his seat.


Oregon Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Oregon was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. Its current U.S. senators are Democrats Ron Wyden (serving since 1996) and Jeff Merkley (serving since 2009).

Prior to 1906, U.S. senators were elected by the Oregon Legislative Assembly. In 1904, Oregon voters passed a ballot measure that required U.S. senators to be elected by a popular vote and then endorsed by the state legislature. Beginning in 1914, U.S. senators were directly elected by popular vote on the basis of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution.


The Electoral system of Oregon

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Oregon, state representatives and state senators are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote.

·  Oregon's elected state executive officials, including the governor and treasurer, are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Representatives and Senators.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Oregon: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.


Oregon Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Jeff Merkley (Democratic)
  • Jo Rae Perkins (Republican)
  • Paul J. Romero, Jr. (Republican)
  • Robert Schwartz (Republican)
  • John Verbeek (Republican)

Oregon Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Oregon Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Oregon, 2016

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Ron Wyden (incumbent)

1,105,119

56.60%

-0.62%

 

Republican

Mark Callahan

651,106

33.35%

-5.90%

 

Working Families

Shanti Lewallen

61,915

3.17%

+1.86%

 

Independent

Steven Reynolds

59,516

3.05%

N/A

 

Pacific Green

Eric Navickas

48,823

2.50%

N/A

 

Libertarian

Jim Lindsay

23,941

1.23%

+0.12

 

n/a

Write-ins

2,058

0.10%

0.00%

Total votes

1,952,478

100.0%

N/A