Elections 101: New Voters. Thank you for your interest in voting in Oregon! Voting is how you can participate in democracy and make your voice count.
Does my vote really count? Absolutely, Yes! For example - In the 2002 election, in District 28 (southern Oregon), only 42 votes came between the two candidates. That means 22 votes would have changed the outcome, and close elections like this are not unusual. Next time, the vote that changes the outcome could be yours.
Just as with any other new activity, voting for the first time comes with questions and maybe even a little anxiety. The following information should help answer any questions you may have, ease the voting process, and empower you to become an active citizen.
If you have any questions please call the toll-free voter information line at 1-866-ORE-VOTE (1-866-673-8683). The voter information line is available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, se habla Espanol. TTY services for the hearing impaired are available at 1-866-350-0596. Additional voting resources are also available online at the Elections Division website; visit: www.sos.state.or.us/elections/elechp.htm.
The basics of Oregon State Voter Registration
You may register to vote in Oregon if:
To register to vote or update your current registration:
1. Complete the Voter Registration Form (visit: www.sos.state.or.us/elections/votreg/sel500.pdf. The form is in a fillable .pdf format. Open the form using the free Adobe Acrobat© Reader and complete it online by tabbing through the fields and typing in the requested information.
2. Print the completed form and sign it. Mail the form to your county elections office or drop it off in person.
3. If you do not wish to complete the voter registration form online, you may print the form and complete it using black ink.
Your county elections office will mail you a card to let you know that your registration was received. If you are registering in Oregon for the first time, your completed voter registration form must be postmarked by the 21st day before an election in order to vote in that election.
A voter who is unable, because of the disability, to sign their name should also complete the Signature Stamp Attestation form. If you have any questions, be sure to call your county elections office. Source: www.sos.state.or.us/elections/votreg/vreg.htm
Oregon Voter Registration Card. you may use this card to:. gregister to vote in Oregon. The deadline to register to vote is the 21st day before an election. Visit: www.sos.state.or.us/elections/votreg/sel500.pdf
a Voting in Oregon Guide :: registering to vote If this is your first time registering to vote in Oregon, you must register at least 21 days before, and more. Visit: www.uhavavote.org/votingguide/register.html
A directory of Oregon candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources. Find out how to register to vote, read about issues, and join the Jackson County, Oregon, Democratic Central Committee. Visit: www.jcdemocrats.org
Voting In Oregon. The following are some important facts about voting in Oregon. With the General election coming up in November, you will soon be hearing a lot about issues that will affect your life. Registering to vote in Oregon is a very simple and quick process, and now that Oregon has vote-by-mail, the whole process is even easier. Watch for the Voters Pamphlet in the mail, and make a difference by voting! Visit: www.osbar.org/public/vote/Voting.htm
A note from the League Of Women Voters Of Oregon. Voters should understand a new law, passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2005, which prohibits participating in more than one nominating process. A voter must choose whether to (1) participate in the nominating process for an independent or third party candidate or (2) vote a partisan Primary Election ballot.
If registered Democrats or Republicans vote in the Primary, they can no longer participate in the nominating process for independent candidates. If minor party members participate in their party's nominating convention for a particular office, they can no longer sign a petition for an independent candidate for that office.
If you are registered as a Republican or Democrat and wish to sign a nominating petition for an independent candidate, LWVOR suggests re-registering by the April 25 deadline with your county elections office as "Not a Member of a Party." Re-registering would allow you to still vote the on the nonpartisan offices and measures in the Primary Election; voters who are not registered as Democrats or Republicans will receive ballots containing only these offices. After the Primary, you can register again with your party of choice. If you do not want to re-register, or have missed the deadline, the only way you can legally support the nomination of an independent candidate is if you do not vote at all in the Primary Election. For more, Visit: www.lwvor.org
Multnomah County Voter Information - Frequently Asked Questions. Visit by clicking here
Deschutes County Government, Oregon - Registering to Vote WHO MAY REGISTER TO VOTE? Anyone who is: ? A resident of Oregon;. ? A United States citizen, and. ? At least 18 years of age by Election Day. Click here.
Volunteer, read news, or register to vote on this site provided by the Democrats in Washington County, Oregon. visit: www.washcodems.org
State Voter Registration Deadlines - U.S. Government Info/Resources. This table shows the last day on which you can register to vote in each state, visit: usgovinfo.about.com/blvrdeadline.htm and State Voter Registration Requirements - U.S. Government Info/Resources visit: usgovinfo.about.com/blvrbystate.htm
BallotMeasure.com - Register to Vote in Oregon You can download the registration form from: ballotmeasure.com/others/registertovote.pdf (in PDF format). If you need the Acrobat Reader to read this file, you can get it here. Get your completed registration to your local county clerk at the address shown below. The county elections office will mail you a card to let you know that your registration was received. Please remember that for newly registered voters, the card must be postmarked by the 21st day before an election in order to vote in that election. If you have any questions, be sure to call your county elections office. Click here for more.
Voter Registration Service. They prepare your voter forms so you can legally vote in your state. How does it work?
That is all there is to it. They ask for a small fee of $6.95 plus a $3.00 postage and handling fee to conduct these services for you. This fee covers the cost of paperwork, postage, technology, and material. No other fees will occur. Visit: www.iwanttovote.com