Oregon court certifies driver card ballot title
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s Supreme Court has upheld the title and summary for a referendum to restore driving privileges for people who can’t prove they’re legally in the United States.
The court last week certified the ballot title written by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. The referendum remains titled: Provides Oregon resident “driver card” without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States.
Ballot titles are regarded as crucial information for swing voters or those who haven’t done homework on an issue.
Lawmakers last year granted driving privileges, with some restrictions, to people who can’t prove their legal presence. Critics collected signatures to refer the measure to voters in November.
Supporters of driver cards wanted a ballot title that refers to improving public safety rather than to legal presence.