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‘Other’ voters’ designations range from whimsical to weird


July 18, 2017

EO MediaCapital Bureau

It takes all kinds: Democrat, Republican, Frisbiterian.

About 18,000 of the approximately 2.55 million registered voters in Oregon choose “other” as their party affiliation when they register to vote.

Most — about 11,000 — leave the space next to the “other” box blank. More than 700 have written in “Independent,” even though Oregon has an official Independent Party and there’s also a “non-affiliated” option.

Others, according to data provided by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, get a bit more creative.

Some appear to think t...

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