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(Salem, OR)  --  A bill aimed at giving a greater voice to underrepresented populations in local elections is heading to the governor's desk.  House Bill 3310, also known as the Oregon Voting Rights Act, was passed by the legislature yesterday.  The bill passed in the Senate with a unanimous vote.  The bill creates a path and cause of action for school districts, education service districts and community college districts to structure their boards so that minority populations in their communities are represented.

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