JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Election Day is six weeks away, and for those not yet registered to vote, there is still time. Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and across the country there was a big push to get more U.S. citizens registered to vote, including in the Rogue Valley.
Oregon Action volunteers fanned out to register as many people as they could. They weren’t the only group getting the word out, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office says more than 150 high schools state wide participated in National Voter Registration Day, including more than a half dozen in Jackson County.
Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University also had volunteers out registering voters on Tuesday. Volunteers in Medford say it is important to get voters registered with a non-partisan approach. Many of the voters registered Tuesday say this will be the first election they have been eligible to vote in.
Election Day is November 6th and the deadline to register is October 16th. As long as you are an Oregon resident, a U.S. Citizen and at least 17-years-old, you can register to vote. Registering to vote only takes a few minutes and can be done at the local DMV, county elections office and even online.