Voter Deadlines Approaching

EUGENE, Ore. — Election Day is seven weeks away, and at the Lane County Board of Elections Office they are counting down the days until November 6.

The first deadline is Friday, Sept. 21. That’s when they will be mailing out absentee ballots for those in the military.

The next major deadline is the deadline to register to vote. Tuesday, October 16 is the cut-off day to fill out a voter registration card.

Another important deadline for all board of elections offices is 10 days prior to Election Day. Ballots will be mailed out at that time.

As this is a presidential election, the Lane County Board of Elections Office is expecting a high ballot return, 88 to 90 percent, and already officials have noticed an interest in the voting process.

“Certainly for a presidential year, once every four years, we will see a dramatic increase in voter registration. It starts happening about now. In fact, we have see an increase. We will see another surge probably around October, and that will continue through the registration,” said Cheryl Betschart, Lane County Clerk.

You can register to vote at any DMV, your county elections office and online. For anyone who is registered and simply wants to update information like an address change, you can do that online.

You can also track your ballot to make sure it was sent out and received by clicking here.

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