Salem, OR—Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released the following statement regarding his support for Senate Bill 802, which builds on his 2007 vote for voter pre-registration for 17-year-olds in House Bill 2910.
“Senate Bill 802 improves the Oregon Motor Voter Act by pre-registering 16-year-olds so they can vote when they turn 18,” Richardson said. “This encourages voter participation and helps maximize access. I will update the Elections Division's administrative rules to ensure full privacy of minors' personal information, and will continue working with county elections officers to secure full funding for implementation of all aspects of the Oregon Motor Voter Act.”
Debra Royal, Chief of Staff / 503-986-2361 * 503-507-0082 (cell) / firstname.lastname@example.org