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For immediate release: LWV of Oregon Student Mock Election Results Announced!

May 17, 2024


League of Women Voters of Oregon


OSME RESULTS are IN! Students across Oregon voted in the LWVOR 2024 Primary Oregon Student Mock Election (OSME), for a realistic voting experience endorsed by Oregon’s Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade and Department of Education. 


The League of Women Voters of Oregon created 12 different mock ballots for each local jurisdiction with student registrations. Student ballots mirrored Oregon statewide Primary election ballots, with the same three voting options. Students first decided to vote as a Republican, Democratic, or non affiliated voter. Then they could vote for US President (partisan), Oregon Attorney General (partisan), and Oregon Supreme Court Position 1 (nonpartisan) on their chosen ballot. Each of the 12 ballots included a fourth nonpartisan local ballot measure or candidate race. 


LWVOR invited every Oregon public school district and private/charter/homeschool educator to OSME! Registered educators received ballots, instructions, and lesson plans with linked resources to prepare their students for an informed voting experience.  OSME registered over 4600 students from an impressive 26 schools and 14 counties all around Oregon:  Baker, Clackamas, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Hood River, Klamath, Lane, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, and Yamhill.  


“The election went well and sparked some interesting discussions. Kids are excited to see how our results compare to other high schoolers and the statewide primary races.” Roseburg educator
“We did a ranked choice voting activity today and then had them do their LWV ballots. This worked great for our elections unit.” Deschutes County educator

Here are the 2024 Oregon Student Mock Election (OSME) RESULTS:


Republican:

  • Donald Trump won US President (uncontested).

  • Michael Cross won Oregon Attorney General with 59% of the student vote.

Democratic:

  • Marianne Williamson won US President with 51% of the student vote.

  • Joe Biden, running for US President, received 49% of the student vote. 

  • Dan Rayfield won Oregon Attorney General with 51% of the student vote.

Nonpartisan:

  • Stephen K Bushong won Oregon Supreme Court Position 1 with 90% of the student vote.


Here are some examples of student local ballot race RESULTS:

  • 75% of Eugene students voted YES on Ballot Measure 20-349 to amend Eugene’s city charter to use the STAR Voting Method. 

  • 50% of Douglas County students voted for John W Hanlin for County Sheriff in a 3-way race.

  • 85% of Tri-County area students (Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington) voted yes on Ballot Measure 26-244, to support issuing Zoo bonds.


Free and open LWVOR.org mock election resources are available to educators YEAR-ROUND, including our award-winning Civics Education curriculum.  



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