Tinkering with how people get elected may not give the tinkerers what they hope for. But we think you should support the Deschutes County ballot measure that would make the elections nonpartisan for Deschutes County Commission.

If it passes in November, political parties would no longer nominate candidates for Deschutes County Commissioner. All eligible candidates would be placed on the ballot and no party affiliations would be listed.

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Yes, please! This should have been changed immediately after Adair knee-capped Baney. Thanks for spreading the word.


Yes to a non-partisan commission. And yes to some form of ranked choice voting. It will hopefully rid us of “I will never compromise” Jo Rae Perkins type of candidates.

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