Elections, Government, Salem

Legislative news brief: Bill would put same-day voter registration on the ballot

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley

A bill being considered by the Legislative Assembly proposes an amendment to the Oregon Constitution allowing state residents to register to vote the same day as a general election.

HJR 11 would allow people 18 years old or older who are state residents to register to vote for candidates for nomination or election for president and vice president of the U.S. as late as 8:00 p.m. the day of the election. Currently, the deadline to register to vote is 21 days before election day.

Registrants still would be required to live in the state for six months prior to that election. College students still may register to . . .

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