"Voting is something Oregonians take pride in:" Oregon hits 3 million registered voters

The Oregon Elections Division announced Friday that Oregon has hit a new milestone of 3 million registered voters.

Secretary of State Shemia Fagan commented on the occasion in a press release that morning.

“Oregonians are voters. Over the last 40 years, Republicans and Democrats in Oregon have worked together to build a system that is consistently ranked as the most accessible voting system in America," Fagan said.

Just like our beautiful coast and mountain ranges, strong Tribal partnerships, or events like the Pendleton Round-up, voting is something Oregonians take pride in.

Oregon voter registration has been steadily climbing since the state passed an automatic voter registration law, known as the Oregon Motor Vote Law, in 2016. 

The state was recently ranked as the most accessible state for voting in the country, due to the vote by mail process, automatic voter registration, and other Oregon-led innovations.

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However, only 29% of those 3 million have voted so far ahead of the November 8 election, as per data released on November 4.

Note: The below data was taken in the early morning on November 4, before the exact 3 million mark was reached later in the morning.

Statewide Ballot Returns by: 11/04/22

  • Total Number of Registered Voters: 2,997,593
  • Number of Ballots Returned: 869,375
  • Percent of Ballots Returned: 29.0%

There are still 4 days left to vote in the general election, with the last day to submit a ballot being Election Day, November 8.

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