The Oregon Association of Broadcasters is the voice or radio and television broadcasters at the state capitol in Salem and on a federal level in Washington, D.C.

We monitor issues that are of importance and relevance to broadcasters throughout the state, including, but limited to:

  • Public Records
  • Business Taxation
  • Land Use
  • Emergency Management
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Advertising

The OAB has a daily presence in Salem through our partnership with our contract lobbyist – CFM Strategic Communications.  Learn more about CFM here

The OAB works in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters to provide advocacy with Oregon’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C.  Learn more about the NAB here. 

Broadcasters also participate in the “OAB Day at the Capitol” event held annually during the legislative session.  Learn more about OAB Day at the Capitol here.

The OAB’s advocacy efforts are supported in part by contributions to the OAB Political Action Committee.  Please consider making a contribution today – learn more here.


What are the Election Dates in Oregon?

255.345 Special election dates. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a special election called by a district elections authority shall not be held on any date other than:

• The second Tuesday in March;
• The third Tuesday in May;
• The third Tuesday in September; or
• The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

(2) A special election may be held on a date other than that provided in subsection (1) of this section, if the district elections authority by resolution finds that an election sooner than the next available election date is required on a measure to finance repairs to property damaged by fire, vandalism or a natural disaster.

(3) As used in this section, “district elections authority” means the body or officer authorized or required to call an election for a public corporation formed under, and deriving its powers solely from, the statutes of this state, but does not include a city or county. [Formerly 259.260; 1981 c.639 §9; 1989 c.923 §17; 1991 c.71 §4; 1993 c.713 §53; 1995 c.607 §51; 1995 c.712 §116]

A quick reference to the election dates in Oregon. The Primary LUC will always begin 45 days prior to the Primary Election (excluding the day of the election), and the General LUC will always begin 60 days prior to the General Election (excluding the day of the election). It’s important to remember that if you decide to take candidate advertising on the day of the election, then the LUC must be honored.

The state of Oregon’s election dates for 2017 and 2018 are as follows:

2017 Spring Primary – May 16, 2017

2017 Fall Primary – September 19, 2017

2017 Fall General – November 7, 2017

2018 Spring Primary – May 15, 2018

2018 Fall General – November 6, 2018


Legislative News Archive

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  • On Wednesday, February 27th Trila Bumstead, Chairwomen of the OAB Board and Owner Operator of Ohana Media Group and Matt …MORE

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