Oregon special election on Measure 101 fast-approaching

Special election reminder image from Multnomah County

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon is holding a statewide special election on Jan. 23 to vote on Measure 101.

Multnomah County residents should receive their ballots in the first week of 2018.

If passed, Measure 101 would place an assessment or fee on hospitals, CCOs and insurance companies, and secure coverage for hundreds of thousands of residents.

Also, if passed, the measure will influence up to $5 billion or more in state and federal funds. It would also influence the current budget shortfall in funding and federal cuts facing the Medicaid program, which provides health insurance for low-income residents.

The county would like to remind voters ahead of the election that Jan. 2, 2018 is the voter registration deadline for this upcoming special election.

Oregon voters can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or fill out a paper Oregon voter registration card at the elections office, public library, Oregon DMV, or post office.

Voters should also check that their address is up-to-date in their voter registration record.

They can update their addresses online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or with a voter registration card.

Voters who will be absent for the election can should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.

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