An Urban's View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Fri Oct 17, 2014 07:29 AM CDT

Voting by mail, as we do in Oregon, is like taking an open-book exam: You can look up the answers. Better, actually, because the state sends out a detailed Voters' Pamphlet with all the answers provided.

Don't know any of the candidates for city council? The pamphlet has their biographies and campaign platforms. Don't understand a ballot measure? The pamphlet has the full language, the arguments on both sides and in many cases the assessment of a citizens' panel that examined the issue in depth.

And so, during my final days here before making the 7-day, 2,800-mile drive to our ...

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