- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A state representative and others say the Legislature might rewrite the title of a November ballot measure that asks voters whether to grant driver cards to people who can’t prove they’re in Oregon legally.

A new law allowing driver cards was put on hold last fall when opponents gathered enough valid signatures to force a statewide vote.

Ballot titles are often contested because their phrasing can influence voter perception.

State Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson, a Portland Democrat, tells The Oregonian (https://is.gd/xZvn3T ) the Legislature passed the law to improve public safety, and the title should reflect that.

But Oregonians For Immigration Reform president Cynthia Kendoll says legislators are pulling a desperate move, and the people who passed the law shouldn’t be writing the title.

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