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Political engagement is a critical part of being civically engaged in your community. This can take many forms, including voting, staying informed on political issues, joining a political party, canvasing for an issue or candidate, and more. CEL offers voter registration programming, election celebration events, and a new political engagement workshop for student groups and classes. We held an election watch party for the 2018 midterm elections and will announce any additional events below. Learn more below!
Oregon is a vote-by-mail state! This means that once you're registered to vote, your ballot will be mailed to the address you're registered with. Here are the basics for what you need to know as a voter:
While the national election day will be the same for all US states, local elections, how to register to vote, and how to vote all vary by state. For a great state-by-state guide for students with instructions for how to register and request your ballot, visit the Campus Vote Project student voter guides site. If you have an Oregon residential address, such as in a dorm, apartment, or house, you can also choose to register in Oregon!