SALEM – On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, volunteers, civic groups and organizations from all over the country will hit the streets for the first National Voter Registration Day. Here in Oregon, Secretary of State Kate Brown is hosting a massive voter registration drive in high schools, inviting those 17 and older to participate. Nearly 200 high schools across the state from Joseph to Brookings have signed up. A video called Voting in Oregon, voter registration cards and a survey was provided to make it as easy as possible for educators and students to participate.
“I chose to reach out to students because a lot of these kids don’t know how or when to register to vote and I want to help change, that encouraging a life time of voting,” said Secretary of State Kate Brown. “It is my mission to engage all Oregonians in the political process, and that is what we are doing on September 25. I truly believe your vote is your voice and every voice matters.”
Secretary Brown will visit Lincoln, McKay and Sheldon High Schools on September 25.
8 a.m. Lincoln High School, 1600 SW Salmon, Portland
10:15 a.m. McKay High School, 2450 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
2 p.m. Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road, Eugene
Follow the link, for a list and map of all Oregon high schools participating in National Voter Registration Day.