Do ballot measures 66 and 67 fall under the double-majority rule? I read the voter's guide and didn't see a single-word about it. I read the Mail Tribune and couldn't find it there either. Did I miss it some place?

Do ballot measures 66 and 67 fall under the double-majority rule? I read the voter's guide and didn't see a single-word about it. I read the Mail Tribune and couldn't find it there either. Did I miss it some place?

— Gretchen H., Eagle Point

Neither of the ballot measures fall under the double-majority rule, where not only does the measure need to pass, but more than half of the registered voters need to participate for approval.

According to Don Hamilton, a spokesman for the secretary of state's office, the basic thing to remember is that the double-majority only applies to property tax issues. Neither Measure 66 nor Measure 67 are about property taxes.

"This is a referendum election asking voters to ratify action by the Legislature," Hamilton said. "Property taxes are never a statewide issue, they're only local or regional."

Additionally, recent Legislative action limited the double-majority rule to May and November elections.

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