How to Vote in Oregon in 2018


Hello Oregon, If you want to vote, first you
have to make sure that you’re registered. You can check if you’re already registered
using the link in the description. If you still need to register, or if you’ve
moved since the last time you voted and need to update your registration, there’s a few
ways you can do it. If you have a valid Oregon driver’s license,
there’s a link in the description where
you can go register online right now. But maybe you don’t have one, like if you
don’t drive or you’re a student from another state. You’ll need to use the link below to print
out a form and mail it in. Either way, you need to register by October
16th to vote in the November general election. Once you’re registered, you get to vote. Oregon makes it really easy for you.
Everyone in the entire state votes by mail. As long as you’re registered by October
16th, a ballot will get mailed to your home address
two to three weeks before the election. There’s nothing special you have to do to
request it; it just shows up. If you know you’re going to be out of town
for those few weeks before the election, you can fill out the absentee form in the description
to get your ballot forwarded to another address. There’s no specific deadline to request
your ballot be forwarded, but try to do it at least a month before election day so your
request can be processed before ballots get mailed. You can fill out the ballot at your own pace
at home, take time to research the candidates or other ballot measures if you want to, and
then mail your ballot back with enough time for it to arrive at your county elections
office by 8pm on November 6th. If you don’t want to mail it, or it’s
election day and you still haven’t sent your ballot in, you should turn in your ballot
at an official drop box. There’s a link to a drop box locator in
the description below. And that’s it.
That’s all you have to do to vote. Still, if you’re going to vote it doesn’t
hurt open up your notes app or grab a piece
of paper and make a plan. Write down when and how you’re going to
register, where you need your ballot mailed, whether you’re going to mail back your ballot
or drop it in a drop box, even when you’re gonna stop by the post office and pick up
those stamps you need. Having a plan is a great way to make sure
that nothing unexpected stops you from being
counted on November 6th. There will be links in the description for
everything you need to make sure you’re registered,
vote absentee, or find your dropbox location. Thank you for voting.

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  1. For homeless voters or people without a mailing address: you can request the mailing address to be any mailing address including a shelter or the Office of the County Clerk. https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/homeless-confidential.aspx

  2. I was excited to register to vote the moment I turned 18. I'm 42 now and have voted every election. We should make voting a right of passage. "You turned 18! You get to vote!" Also, Or-uh-gun. lol

  3. I literally stopped 16 seconds in to stop and write this comment. How do you miss pronounce the name of the state that you're trying to talk to? you really missed the mark. now that's the only thing I can think about!

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