MEDFORD, Ore. – If you want to vote in the November General Election, you only have a day left to register.
Non-registered voters have until Tuesday night to make sure they are eligible to cast their ballots on November 6th and Jackson County officials say they are seeing a rush of last-minute registration. There’s just a little more than a day left to register to vote in Oregon and the Jackson County Clerk says the elections office is seeing a higher number of registered voters than in years past.
So far this year, Jackson County 119,810 voters; that’s nearly 200 more voters than the county saw register during the 2008 election. In 2004, the total number of registered voters in Jackson County was a little more than 123,000. With a little time still left to update voter registration, the clerk’s office says its current number will continue to go up, especially with people updating at the last minute.
“It always happens that way. People tend to procrastinate a little and they wait until the last minute to register to vote, and of course we’re here making sure that all of our eligible citizens are able to exercise their right to vote,” said Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker.
Oregon voter registration cards need to be postmarked by Tuesday. You can also stop in to your county elections office or register online. If you’re already registered to vote in Oregon, and recently moved to a different county, you can update your information all the way up to 8 p.m. on Election Night.