Starting November 14 and ending November 29, each of the 13,546 members of the IPO residing in the 1st Congressional District will be able to:
- obtain an individualized official ballot at the IPO website (indparty.com/vote);
- print out and complete the ballot; and
- sign it and return it to the IPO (with a copy of a qualifying identity-validating document) by mail, fax, email, or personal delivery
Only ballots received before 5 p.m. on November 29, 2011, will be counted. The IPO will tabulate the results by November 30. The candidate who receives the most votes will be the nominee. The IPO will issue its Certificate of Minor Party Nomination by November 30. If the winning candidate does not file the Certificate of Nomination with the Secretary of State by noon on December 1, the nomination will be declared vacant, and nominee will be chosen by special emergency procedures.
Oregon residents of the 1st Congressional District who were registered as IPO members as of October 1, 2011, will be eligible to vote.
Click on the PDF link below to see screen captures showing the process for voting in the 2011 Special Primary Election.
2011 Sample Ballot & Process
2011 Election Rules
2011 Election FAQs
Candidate responses to IPO questionnaire
Candidate Campaign Finance Information
Candidates for Congress report their campaign contributions and expenditures to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Here are the candidates' reports to FEC so far for the Special Election for Oregon's 1st Congressional District:
Unfortunately, FEC does not show the contributions on a comparable basis. The data for Cornilles also includes all contributions and expenditures on his race for the same seat in 2010, while the data for Bonamici is only for the Special Election. Nevertheless, the data provide a good indication of where each candidate's funding is originating.