Pacific Votes

The Center for Civic Engagement works with the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation to encourage students' participation in electoral politics and policymaking.

Register to Vote

 

It's easy! Now many states allow you to register to vote online. You may be unsure where you should register to vote: in your home state? or here in Oregon? If you are a native Oregonian or have established residency in Oregon you may register in your home county or here in Washington County (whichever you now consider home). If you have not established residency in Oregon you may follow the links here to register in your home state and vote by absentee ballot.

Now many states allow you to register to vote online! You may be unsure where you should register to vote: in your home state? or here in Oregon?   If you are a native Oregonian or have established residency in Oregon, you may register in your home county or Pacific's counties (Washington County or Lane County - whichever you now consider home).  If you have not established residency in Oregon, you may follow the links here to register in your home state and vote by absentee ballot.

 

Find a link to your state below (Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, California, other states) and join us in this fundamental act of citizenship!

Important Dates and Links for the 2013 General Election

 

OREGON RESIDENTS

 

Voter registration deadline

October 16

Ballots mailed to voters other than long-term absentee and out-of-state voters

October 18-22

Election Day  

November 5 (ballots received by 8:00 PM)

Certification of election results

December 5

 

What County Should I register in?

If you are an Oregon resident you may want to register where you consider "home."  

The “home address” is an actual residential address of either yourself or your parent/guardian(s) in the town where you would like to be registered to vote. 

 

The “mailing address” is where you will receive your ballot in the mail. This may be considered your college mailbox (Pacific University offers courses in both Washington County and Lane County).   

Register Here

If you do not have an Oregon Drivers silence you must register using the paper form.  Otherwise online is fine.

Online Registration:  http://oregonvotes.org/  (click to register)

Paper Registration: 

http://www.oregonvotes.org/doc/publications/forms/500_nvra/SEL500.pdf

* Note:  Oregon is an all-mail election system.  You should expect your ballots mailed to you at the address you provide.

 

WASHINGTON RESIDENTS 

 

Voter registration deadlines

Mail-in voter registrations and updates

October 7

Online voter registrations and updates

October 7

Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day)

October 18

In-person registration deadline if not already registered in Washington

October 28

Election Day  

November 5  

 

Register Here

Both online and paper registration:

http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/voterinformation/Pages/RegistertoVote.aspx

*Note:  Washington State does mail in voting and your ballots should be mailed to you after completing your registration.   Some counties may still provide polling places however.  For information your county, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/auditors.aspx

 

HAWAII RESIDENTS

 

Voter registration deadline

October 6, 2014*

Absentee ballot application deadline

October 28, 2014

Election Day  

November 4, 2014 

 

Registration and Absentee Request Form  (both are required!)

Paper Registration Form:  http://hawaii.gov/elections/forms/voter_application.pdf

Absentee Request Form:  http://hawaii.gov/elections/forms/absentee_application.pdf

 

  *Hawaii has no elections in 2013.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

(Special Election)

 

Voter registration deadline

Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically by this date

September 9

Vote by mail ballot requests

Must arrive by September 17

Election Day  

September 24 (ballots received by 8:00 PM)

 

Registration Form and Absentee/Mail-in Form (must do both):

Registration Form:  https://www.sos.ca.gov/nvrc/fedform/

Absentee/Mail in Voter Form:  http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/vote-by-mail/pdf/fill-in-vote-by-mail-app-instruct.pdf

 

FOR OTHER STATES

Please visit your Secretary of State website for voter registration and absentee ballot applications, dates and requirements. 

This website can direct you to your state's office:  

http://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-secretary-state.cfm

 

 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Center for Civic Engagement at (503) 352-1570 or cce@pacificu.edu