When students register to vote in large numbers, it shows legislators at the local, state, and federal levels that students are a community whose needs must be prioritized. Many students are either not registered to vote or have not updated their current information.
- Has your name and/or signature changed since you last registered to vote?
- Has your political party affiliation changed?
- Have you updated your address since the last time you voted?
These are all reasons that you would need to update your Voter Registration Card.
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May 2023 Election Registration timeline
- Eligible voters must be registered to vote by April 25, 2023
- To see if you eligible to vote in Oregon you can visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website
- Registered Oregon voters will receive their mail-in ballots two to three weeks before the election at the address listed on their voter registration
- The election will be on May 16, 2023 with ballots collected until 8:00PM that day.
- You may drop off your ballot at any County Elections Office or Official Ballot Dropboxes up until 8:00PM on election day
- Mailing your ballot
- Ballots have prepaid postage and do not require additional postage to be submitted by mail
- Ballots MUST be postmarked by 8:00PM on Election Day
Where can you register to vote in Oregon?
- In person at the county elections office
- By mail using a Oregon voter registration form (Oregon voter registration form – Spanish)
- Oregon Secretary of State website
- Portland Community College TurboVote website
- Partnership between Portland Community College and Democracy Works
- Sign up for important reminders regarding the election
Oregon felons and voting rights
Voting rights in Oregon for persons convicted of a felony – FAQ: Oregon residents can vote if convicted of a felony in Oregon as long as they are not currently incarcerated, on work release, or on a stay of execution from their sentence for any purpose other than probation.
- The next election will be on November 7, 2023.
- The deadline to register to vote online and by mail is 8 days before the election, October 31, 2023.
- Eligible voters may register to vote in person during business hours and any time before 8pm on Election Day.
- Registered Washington voters will have their ballots mailed out at the start of the 18-day voting period, October 21, 2023.
- Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) will also become available at the start of the 18-day voting period.
- Ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.
Where can you register to vote in Washington
- Online at sos.wa.gov
- By mail using a Washington voter registration form in English and Washington voting in other languages
- In person at the Washington county elections office
Washington felons and voting rights
Voting rights in Washington for persons convicted of a felony: Washington residents may register to vote once they are no longer under the authority of the DOC (incarcerated or in community custody).