Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Special Election Voter Registration Deadline Set For October 18, 2011

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011


The Clatsop County Clerk and Elections Office reminds local residents that Tuesday, Oct. 18 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 special primary election.

Ballots for the election will be mailed out beginning Friday, Oct. 21 for registered Democratic and Republican voters.

Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to hand in or mail a registration form if you are registering to vote for the first time. To be eligible to vote, you must be an Oregon resident, a U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old by Election Day.

You must update your registration if you move or change your mailing address, change your name, or wish to change your party affiliation. Those who are updating their registration have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to do so.

People can register online with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office at www.sos.state.or.us/elections. Voter registration forms can also be downloaded from the “Clerk/Elections” page at www.co.clatsop.or.us.

For more information go to the Clerk/Elections page on the Clatsop County website or call (503) 325-8511.

The special election features primary contests for the vacant District 1 Congressional seat. Only voters registered as Democratic or Republican will receive ballots.

Released by:

Tom Bennett

Community Relations Coordinator

(503) 338-3622

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