BILL BRADBURY
SECRETARY OF STATE

PADDY J. MCGUIRE
DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE

STATE OF OREGON
SECRETARY OF STATE

136 STATE CAPITOL
SALEM, OREGON 97310-0722
(503) 986-1523


 
 

Dear Oregonian,

As Oregon's Secretary of State, I firmly believe we must do all we can to ensure that every Oregonian has the opportunity to register and vote. Voting is a powerful tool ­ it gives you the opportunity to determine who leads our country and what laws are passed.

This week we are conducting a voter outreach campaign to make sure that as many Oregonians as possible participate in the November 5 General Election. Our goal is to make participating in Oregon's elections easier and more convenient than it has ever been.

Because the Voters' Pamphlet goes out to every residence in Oregon, many of you reading this may not yet be registered to vote. If you are not registered, I encourage you to do so before the October 15 registration deadline so you can exercise your precious right to vote on November 5.

We'll do more than making registering to vote easy ­ we'll make it fun! During our statewide "Voter Registration Week" from October 7-15, you'll be able to register to vote at fun community events, including:

For details about how to register at these events, visit the Oregon Votes 2002 website at www.oregonvotes.org.

There are also many convenient ways for you to register on your own. Visit the Oregon Votes 2002 website and print out a voter registration form, or go to your local county elections office, DMV, or post office.

If you are already registered to vote, I urge you to fill out and send in your ballot early so that it is received by November 5. The Voters' Pamphlet is the most direct and complete source of information on candidates and issues in our state. The Oregon Votes 2002 website is also a convenient source to help you make informed decisions as you vote. I encourage you to use both resources in formulating your opinions.

Remember: the ballot you cast in November will affect all of our lives and the future of our state.

Best wishes,

Bill Bradbury
Oregon Secretary of State