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Letter to the Voters

Volume 1 letter

Dear Oregonian,

It's time again to do your part for democracy. This is an historic election, with more activity surrounding voter registration than ever before. As Chief Elections Officer, I'm excited to see so much interest in voting, and I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who are already registered and to encourage those of you who aren't to register today.

By registering to vote, you give yourself the power and the opportunity to have a say in the policies and priorities that govern our cities, counties, state and nation.

You should re-register if your address has changed, your name has changed, or your signature has changed. If you are registering to vote for the first time or re-registering, please use the voter registration card available in this pamphlet, or online at www.OregonVotes.org. If you are registering for the first time, you must register by October 12 to participate in this election.

If you have any questions about registration, about filling out your ballot, or about getting a replacement ballot if you make a mistake, please call our toll-free voter information line at 1-866-ORE-VOTES (1-866-673-8683) or our TTY line for the hearing impaired at 1-866-350-0596. Elections representatives are available to answer all of your questions about voting Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For those of you who are already registered to vote, please return your ballot so that it is received by November 2. Remember, the decisions you make with your ballot will affect all of our lives and our future.

Best Wishes,

Bill Bradbury
Oregon Secretary of State


Volume 2 letter

Dear Oregonian,

Registering to vote is only half of your right and your duty as a citizen. To fully do your part for democracy, you also have to vote.

I challenge you to not only vote yourself, but to remind your friends and neighbors, your family and colleagues, and everyone in your community to vote. As individuals, we can lead by example, but as a community we can demonstrate real power with the collective voice of our votes. We the people are the government. Government is what we make of it. We each have the power and the responsibility to direct government to match our needs. You have the power to change our government with your voice—and you have the power to change the world with your vote.

If you have any questions about your ballot or about voting, call our toll-free voter information line at 1-866-ORE-VOTES (1-866-673-8683) or our TTY line for the hearing impaired at 1-866-350-0596. Elections representatives are available to answer all of your questions about voting Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Please return your ballot so that it is received by November 2. Remember, the decisions you make with your ballot will affect all of our lives and our future. Thank you for being an active participant in our democracy. Thank you for voting.

Best Wishes,

Bill Bradbury
Oregon Secretary of State