Voting is the right and responsibility of all citizens. But before you vote you have to get registered.
In order to be able to vote in the November 2016 General Election, you must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 18th.
You can register to vote if you can answer YES to the following questions:
- Are you a resident of Oregon?
- Are you a US citizen?
- Are you at least 17 years old?
You should also re-register to vote if you have moved since the last time you registered
To register to vote in Oregon you can:
- Register to vote online
- Register to vote at any County Elections office, the office of the Secretary of State, or any DMV office.
- Pick up a voter registration form from the ASUCC Student Leadership Team Office, located in the Student Center and return it to the ASUCC Vice President; your registration card will be delivered to the County Elections office.
Other non-partisan voter registration or information sites you can visit:
- Youth Vote Coalition, www.youthvote.org
- Rock the Vote, www.rockthevote.org
- The League of Women Voters, www.lwv.org
- Project Vote Smart, www.smartvoter.org
- Student PIRGs, www.studentvote.org
- Student Voting Guide from Best Colleges, www.bestcolleges.com/resources/student-voting-guide/
- First Time Voters Guide from Community for Accredited Online Schools www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-and-first-time-voters/
Why does the College get involved in voter registration?
The 1998 reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act includes a requirement that higher education institutions make a "good faith effort" to make mail voter registration forms available to all enrolled students. This federal legislation supports the campus' long-standing goals of engendering leadership and citizenship among the student body.
Updates to law in the HEOA: The Higher Ed Amendments of 2008 added the following text to the Voter Registration Act effective August 14, 2008.
(D) The institution shall be considered in compliance with the requirements of subparagraph (A) for each student to whom the institution electronically transmits a message containing a voter registration form acceptable for use in the State in which the institution is located, or an Internet address where such a form can be downloaded, if such information is in an electronic message devoted exclusively to voter registration.