Oregon to mail 900,000 voter registration reminders

Voter registration reminder for people part of a multi-state consortium

A voter in Portland (File)
A voter in Portland (File)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 900,000 Oregonians who have a driver’s license or state identification card but aren’t registered to vote will soon get a postcard reminding them to register.

The secretary of state’s office says the postcards will go out on Monday. Officials say they’re required to comply with the requirements of a multi-state consortium that seeks to clean up voter rolls and expand participation. Oregon joined last year.

John Lindback, the consortium’s executive director, says the success rate has ranged from 3 to 10% in states that have sent postcards.

Officials say some voters who are registered will likely receive a postcard. That’s because information on their voter registration, such as their birthdate, doesn’t match their driver’s license. Those voters are still eligible to cast ballots but are encouraged to update their voter registration.

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