Tuesday, Sept. 22 marks National Voter Registration Day and election week is only six weeks away.
The day is aimed at encouraging Americans to register to vote and wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.
If you are already registered to vote you are encouraged to check your registration status, find your polling location, or apply for an absentee ballot.
Oregon and Washington both ask that you use a driver’s license, permit or ID card number to register to vote. In Washington, a student ID will also work for voter registration.
However, if you do not have a state or student ID in Washington or Oregon, the voter registration application says you can use the last four digits of your social security number to register.
Oregon also allows any of the following as acceptable forms of identification on the voter registration application:
valid photo identification
a paycheck stub
a utility bill
a bank statement
a government document
proof of eligibility under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) or the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act (VAEH)
In Oregon, you can register to vote online, or you can complete a voter registration form and return it to your county elections office.
Washingtonians can register to vote in the following ways:
Election day is November 3.
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