Oregon SoS Newsroom Reblog: Oregon Motor Voter Registers an Average of 735 Voters a Day

The August data report for the Oregon Motor Voter program shows over 220,000 new voter records added to the rolls since the program took effect on January 1, 2016.

Read more at: Oregon Motor Voter Registers an Average of 735 Voters a Day — The Oregon Secretary of State Newsroom

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SoS Newsroom Reblog: Oregon Motor Voter adds over 50,000 new voters to the rolls

SALEM – On the eve of a historic primary election in Oregon, Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins released new data from the state’s pioneering automatic voter registration program today that show 51,558 new voters on the rolls…

Read more at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Newsroom! Oregon Motor Voter adds over 50,000 new voters to the rolls — The Oregon Secretary of State Newsroom

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The Oregon Secretary of State Newsroom Reblog: Oregon SOS releases new resources, example ballots for May Primary voters

Voters have until April 26th to register to vote or pick a political party for May ballot SALEM – Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins released new tools for Oregon voters today that will help them check and update their voter registration status or register to vote for the upcoming May 17th Primary Election. The…

via Oregon SOS releases new resources, example ballots for May Primary voters — The Oregon Secretary of State Newsroom

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Damn Interesting Reblog: The Petticoat Rebellion of 1916

On 05 December 1916, the polls opened at 8:00am, but the town’s women behaved as if it were any other day. Instead of rushing to the polls, the town’s female residents tidied their homes, ran their businesses, supervised their children. With the morning’s chores taken care of, the women hit the polls around 2:00pm—and it was obvious they had a plan.

Electoral participation in Oregon has a long, colorful history of citizen engagement. From the passage of Measure 60 in 1998, which established vote-by-mail as our standard voting mechanism, to this year’s adoption of the Motor Voter Act, which turns an opt-in process into an opt-out process through automatic registration through the DMV, voters in Oregon don’t mess around when it comes to exercising their constitutional rights.

umatillaofficialsThe Petticoat Rebellion of 1916 in Umatilla might take the cake for ‘not messing around’ with the voting process. Shortly after women gained the right to vote in Oregon, a council of women in the small town of Umatilla exercised their newfound right and took over not only the mayoral post, but the city council and several city government posts in a single, well planned clean sweep.

They didn’t stop there. Over the course of the Council’s four years in charge, they changed the direction of Umatilla city management.

Want to learn more? Read about the Rebellion here at Damn Interesting, or another take on the incident over here and over here.

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Oregon SoS Reblog: New Oregon Motor Voter numbers show dramatic increase in registered voters across Oregon

The Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office released the first monthly report of the Oregon Motor Voter program today. The data from the first two months of implementation show 15,502 new voters were added to the rolls since Oregon Motor Voter was implemented on January 1, 2016.

The monthly average prior to Motor Voter was about 2,000 per month.

Read more here! New Oregon Motor Voter numbers show dramatic increase in registered voters across Oregon

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