Oregon driver-card ballot title might get rewrite
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A state representative and others say the Legislature might rewrite the title of a November ballot measure that asks voters whether to grant driver cards to people who can't prove they're in Oregon legally.
A new law allowing driver cards was put on hold last fall when opponents gathered enough valid signatures to force a statewide vote.
Ballot titles are often contested because their phrasing can influence voter perception.
State Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson, a Portland Democrat, tells The Oregonian ( http://is.gd/xZvn3T ) the Legislature passed the law to improve public safety, and the title should reflect that.
But Oregonians For Immigration Reform president Cynthia Kendoll says legislators are pulling a desperate move, and the people who passed the law shouldn't be writing the title.