Friday, September 3, 2010

Are you registered to vote?

Vote! by Mike Chaput

When is the deadline to register to vote?

The deadline to register to vote for the November General Election is October 12th. The next election is November 2, 2010.

The voter registration deadline is no later than the 21st day before the election at which you intend to vote.

A day-of postmark will count, but the Washington County Elections Division strongly advises you to mail or drop off the registration before the 21st day before (as sometimes, the postmark can be hard to read).

Am I registered to vote?

You might need to re-register if you have

  • Changed your home or mailing address
  • Changed your name
  • Changed your signature
  • Wanted to change or select a political party (more than 20 days before the Primary Election)

You can check to see if you are on the Oregon voter rolls at:

May I register to vote in Oregon?

You may register to vote in Oregon if:

  1. You are a resident of Oregon.
  2. You are a citizen of the United States of America.
  3. You are at least 17 years of age.

Note: If you are 17 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.

I Voted! by Jess Liotta

How do I register to vote?

Most libraries and public offices have voter registration forms in both English and Spanish. You can also register to vote online in English or register to vote online in Spanish. Or, you can find the forms in PDF format online in English and Spanish.

To register or update your current registration:

  1. Fill out the Voter Registration Form.
    • If you use a printed form, complete it using a black ink pen.
    • If you use the online PDF, you can fill out the form, using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, by tabbing through the fields and typing in the information. Then print it out.
  2. Sign the form.
  3. Turn or mail it in by the 21st day before the election you intend to vote in.

Your county elections office will mail you a card saying that your voter registration was received.

Washington County Elections Division

If you have any questions, be sure to call your county elections office.

Elections Division
3700 SW Murray Blvd. Ste. 101
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 846-5800 / TTY (503) 846-4598

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