Happy Fall All!
It is almost time to celebrate National Voter Registration Day (#NVRD)!
What is #NVRD? National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday to get Americans registered to vote and #VoteReady. It’s held on the 4th Tuesday of September. Last year alone 1.5 million people were registered to vote around the country!
Get Vote Ready Virtual Workshops
To celebrate her favorite national holiday, Catherine McMullen, candidate for Clackamas County Clerk and certified elections administrator is offering Get #VoteReady virtual workshops on Thursday, September 23 and Monday, September 27 at 6PM.
You will learn:
Oregon specific –
- How to help someone register to vote.
- How to prepare for a voter registration drive in your community.
- Get questions answered about special circumstances.
- Ensure underrepresented communities are able to register to vote and to vote.
Clackamas County specific –
- Know when the next election is and what will be on the ballot in your community.
This will be a 25 minute presentation on Google Meet followed by time for questions. This is a non-partisan event and all are welcome to attend. SIGN UP is required. Sign up for either session here. We will email you an event invite after sign up. After the workshop you will be ready to register your community to vote on #NVRD 2021 and beyond!
Community Social Service Fair in Milwaukie
On Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9AM – 12PM Catherine and Clackamas Voice will also be doing voter registration and updates at the Community Services Network Drive-Thru Community Resource Fair at Breakside Brewery in Milwaukie (5821 SE International Way). All are welcome! Fairs are free and open to the public. Look for the Clackamas Voice booth and come say hello!
Clackamas County: What’s on my ballot?
Local elections count! Many but not all communities in Clackamas County will have a November 2, 2021 Special Election. The cities of Canby, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, and West Linn will have measures for voters to weigh in on. The Lake Oswego School District and the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue District will also have measures on the ballot. Where you live (residence address) determines what is on your ballot. There are no candidates on the ballot in November. You can read the details of each ballot measure and your voters’ pamphlet on the Clackamas County November 2, 2021 Special Election page.
The Voter Registration Deadline for this election is Tuesday, October 12, 2021. You can register to vote or update your voter information at www.oregonvotes.gov or with a paper form. Make sure to update your voter registration if you have moved. We are happy to mail or drop off a paper form if you need one. We want to make sure you have the tools you need to be #VoteReady for each and every election.
Now is the time to help your community register to vote and be ready to vote in the next election! You can also jump in to help with Catherine McMullen’s campaign to be the next Clackamas County Clerk. You can get involved today with a connection, donation, endorsement, or sign up to volunteer. Welcome!