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THIS VIDEO IS OUTDATED. A new video is being produced for the 2018 Primary Elections and it will be posted to this channel in September 2018. Once the new video is finished, we will link to it in this description so that you can find it easily.

How to vote in Oregon! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!

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LINKS:

Check your registration status: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do

Register online: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/register.do?lang=eng&source=SOS

Printable registration form: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL500.pdf

Absentee form: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL111.pdf

Find your dropbox: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/drop-box-locator.aspx

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Hello Oregon. If you want to vote, you first have to make sure you're registered, and you can check to see if you're already registered using the link in the description. If you still need to register, or if you've moved since the last time you voted and need to update your registration, there are a few ways you can do it. If you have a valid Oregon driver's license, there's a link in the description where you can go register online right now. But maybe you don't have one, like if you don't drive or if you're a student from another state. You'll need to use the link below to print out a form and mail it in. Either way, you'll need to register by October 18th to vote in the November general election.
Once you've registered, you get to do the actual voting thing. Oregon makes it really easy. Everyone in the entire state votes by mail. It's the only state that's like this and I love it. As long as you're registered by October 18th, a ballot will get mailed to your home address two or three weeks before the election. There is nothing special you have to do to request it; it just shows up.

If you know you're going to be out of town for those few weeks before the election, you can fill out the absentee form in the description to get your ballot forwarded to another address. There's no specific deadline to request your ballot to be forwarded, but try to do it at least a month before election day so your request can be processed before ballots get mailed. You can fill out the ballot at your own pace at home, take your time to research the candidates or other ballot measures if you want to, and then mail your ballot back with enough time for it to arrive at your county elections office by 8 pm on November 8th.

If you don't want to mail it, or it's after November 2nd and you still haven't sent your ballot in, you should turn in your ballot at an official drop box. There's a link to a drop box locator in the description below. And that's it. That's all you have to do to vote. There will be links in the description for everything you need to make sure you're registered, or to find a drop box location. Thank you for voting.