More than 16 hundred Oregon high school students to register on National Voter Registration Day
Salem – On September 25, Secretary of State Kate Brown hosted a statewide voter registration drive in nearly 200 Oregon high schools, promoting civics education and inviting those 17 and older to register to vote. The results are still coming in, but so far administrators, teachers and students have reported they registered more than 1,600 students to vote.
“The tremendous number of teachers and schools that participated, and the huge number of students who chose to register, increased my belief that Oregon leads the nation in civic participation,” said Secretary of State Kate Brown. “These young people realize that voting is their voice, and registering is the first step to making sure their voice is heard. To every student who registered to vote: welcome to being a voter in Oregon – make it a life-long habit.”
National Voter Registration Day was a single day of action held nationwide with the purpose of registering as many eligible Americans as possible. The national campaign is reporting more than 270,000 registrations so far.
Although National Voter Registration Day is over, it is not too late to register in Oregon. Our voter registration deadline is October 16, 2012. If you need to register to vote or aren’t sure about your voter registration status, please visit www.oregonvotes.gov.