Online voting will commence on July 8 at 8:00 am (PDT) and continue until 5:00 pm (PDT) July 28, 30 2010.
After 5:00 pm on July 28, 30 he vendor will publicly "unlock" the encrypted votes. Votes will be tallied by the secure computer at that time and the results announced by press release that evening.
Check our website www.indparty.com. A sample e-vote ballot will be posted by Thursday, July 1.
1. Upon login, each voter will see displayed a ballot consisting of choices in for the contests in the districts in which she can vote.
2. Partisan races in which there are no candidates will not appear on the ballot. These positions remain "vacant."
3. If a candidate is seeking cross-nomination, the name of the other party which has nominated the candidate will be indicated on the ballot.
4. The name of the candidate on the ballot will include a hyperlink to the candidate's website.
5. Ballots will include a write-in line in each contest.
6. The ballots will include the voter option "none of the above" in each contest. The votes "cast" for none of the above will be tallied for informational purposes and to survey members if they would like to see that option in future elections.
7. Votes will be tallied electronically under the control of the vendor at its secure server. The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes cast in each contest will be declared the nominee of the Independent Party for that office.
a. If a write in candidate receives the greatest number of votes cast, that candidate will be declared the winner of the contest.
b. If there is a tie for the highest number of votes cast, the position will be declared "vacant" without a winning candidate.
Agreement to Participate by Candidates
A candidate's continued participation in the Independent Party primary election process indicates that the candidate has read, reviewed and agreed to the Independent Party e-vote election rules.
Each candidate has indicated that, if nominated, she or he will choose to use the Independent Party identifier on the general election ballot in addition to any other party nomination.
A candidate may withdraw from the nomination process at any time. The candidate must withdraw by July 5 to remove your name from the e-vote ballot. If a candidate withdraws after that date, the name will appear on the ballot but votes cast will be disregarded.
This is the first e-vote in Oregon history. Many jurisdictions and nations are using some form of internet voting. We hope candidates or members of their campaigns will participate in post-election review and analysis to help us improve the e-vote experience.
Certificate of Nomination Process
On July 31, 2010, the Independent Party by email (and posting on the indparty.com website) will notify each candidate who has won nomination by means of the e-vote.
Each nominee must complete the candidate part of the SEL 110 form (which is the reverse side of the preprinted form) by hand or by using a PDF reader. Each nominee must print out the form, sign and date it, and mail or otherwise deliver the SIGNED ORIGINAL by August 16, to:
Independent Party of Oregon
9220 SW Barbur Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
Upon receipt of the signed original, a Party officer will:
1. Sign the SEL 110 form and have the Party officer's signature notarized;
2. Provide a copy to the candidate; and
3. File the completed originals for all statewide and legislative candidates with the Secretary of State in Salem; and
4. File the completed originals for all partisan county commissioner positions with the correct county elections offices.
The last day to file the SEL 110 is August 24, 2010. If we have not received a winning candidate's signed original of the SEL 110 by August 16, 2010, we will declare the position "vacant" under ORS 249.842(1).