SALEM - May 2, 2016 -  20,660 non-affiliated voters requested an Independent Party Ballot in the May Primary Election, according to voter rolls released to the Independent Party by the Oregon Secretary of State late last week.

Fewer than 14,000 non-affiliated voters requested a ballot in 2012, when the Republicans last opened their statewide elections.  

"This was a higher level of participation than we were expecting, given how many people requested Republican ballots in 2012," said Party Secretary, Sal Peralta.  It is consistent with what we have been saying for years: that many voters are ready for a new alternative."