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Bill Allowing Oregon Teens To Preregister To Vote Moves Forward

Northwest News Network | June 13, 2017 6:45 a.m.

Sixteen-year-olds may soon be able to pre-register to vote in Oregon. That's according to a bill passed by the state's House of Representatives Monday.

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Study: Oregon 'Motor Voter' Program Boosted Turnout And Diversity Of Voters

OPB | June 7, 2017 11:55 a.m. | Portland

A new study finds that Oregon's "motor voter" program helped increase voter participation and drove turnout among younger, minority, rural and low-income voters.

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Oregon's Automatic Voter Registration Yields Surge In Registered Voters

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The number of registered voters in the state has increased 14 percent over the past year.

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Oregon's 'Motor Voter' Law A Success, With A Hitch

AP | May 15, 2016 9:07 a.m. | Portland

Under the new law, Oregonians 18 and up are automatically registered to vote while renewing or applying for a driver's license or state ID card, but they can't pick a party at that time. That's a problem with Oregon's closed primary system.

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Oregon Expects Influx Of New Voters With Motor-Voter Law

OPB | Oct. 26, 2015 10:41 a.m.

The Oregon Secretary of State is expecting an influx of new voters come Jan. 1, when automatic voter registration begins.

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Oregon Voter Rolls About To Be Expanded

OPB | Oct. 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The Secretary of State, and Oregon's three major parties, are bracing for an influx of new voters come January 1, when automatic voter registration begins.

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Automatic Voter Registration Bill Drives On

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A new bill could make Oregon the first state to automatically register voters.