Monday, April 28, 2008

Register to Vote in Oregon before Apr. 29

Oregon voter registration deadline is nearing. From

Oregon Voter Registration: "There's no time to procrastinate"

by Christopher Hass, Monday, April 28, 2008 at 10:41 AM

From today's Oregon Statesman Journal:

This year's battle-to-the-finish Democratic presidential primary has encouraged a rush of Oregon voter registrations. That's great.

You can't make your voice heard unless you vote, and you can't vote unless you register. Tuesday — tomorrow — is the deadline to do that for the May 20 primary.

This deadline affects mainly first-time Oregon voters, people who haven't voted in the past five years and registered voters who are changing their political party affiliation. People who have moved within Oregon may have more time, but they should call their county elections office to be sure.

Registration forms are readily available on the Internet, at Driver and Motor Vehicle Services offices and at county courthouses, among other places. But there's no time to procrastinate.

Over the weekend, a number of grassroots supporters helped canvass Oregon neighborhoods to register new voters, and there is still time to help out by calling Oregon residents and encouraging them to register before tomorrow's deadline.

If you live in Oregon, here's what you need to know about tomorrow's deadline and the upcoming primary:

All elections in Oregon are Vote by Mail. Ballots must be received by May 20th. To vote for Barack you must be:

  • Registered as a Democrat by April 29th
  • At least 18 years old on or before May 20, 2008
  • A resident of Oregon

You should re-register if:

1) Your residence address or mailing address has changed, because a ballot will be sent to the address where you are registered.

2) You are not registered as a Democrat and need to change your political party affiliation.

3) You have not voted for five years or more.

For more information, visit the Oregon Secretary of State's website or stop by the Oregon for Obama field office closest to you.

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