Oregon State University

Voter and Election Engagement

Register to Vote, Get Informed and Engaged, and Vote!

In order to participate in the November 5th General Election, voters must be registered by Tuesday, October 15th, 2013.  If you have moved since the last election you will need to re-register using your current address to ensure your ballot will reach you. It is not legal for anyone, including the post office, to forward your ballot.

Voter registration cards are available from the Associated Students of OSU in Snell Hall, the Memorial Union, and other campus locations. You can also register to vote online at the Oregon Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/.

Students may register to vote using their university address or their permanent home address. If you choose to register to vote at home but want your ballot sent to your school address, you will also need to apply for an Absentee Ballot.

Please take the time to register to vote – and once registered, please participate in the election. If you have questions or need information about voter registration:

Benton County Elections Department:

(541) 766-6756, http://www.co.benton.or.us/elections/

Deschutes County Elections Department:

(541) 388-6546, http://www.deschutes.org/Clerks-Office/Elections.aspx

For all other county elections offices in Oregon:



Get Registered:

See the Oregon Votes page to stay up to date about important voter registration information and voter education resources.


Get Informed:

Learn about voter registration and election information in Benton County.

Learn about your elected officials in Oregon and election history in Oregon.

Learn about national and state elections and candidates and ballot measures specific to the state of Oregon for upcoming election. Read the Oregon General Election Voters' Pamphlet.


Want to Fact Check Ads and Candidate Stands?

Please see some respected nonpartisan websites like Factcheck.org and Flackcheck.org, from University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School, or other respected sites like Politifact.com.


VOTE! Drop Off Your Ballot by 8pm on 11/5/13

Drop off your Ballot for FREE without a stamp at the blue box drop-off location at the OSU Valley Library! Your voted ballot must be received by any County Elections office or any designated drop site by 8:00 pm on election night. Postmarks do not count! Drop site locations can be found at http://www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/.

  Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)  is a non-partisan project that helps America's colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls.  Focusing on administrators, faculty, and staff, and ways they can help engage students, CEEP worked with 500 schools in 2008 and hope to work with even more this round.


Contact Info

Center for Civic Engagement
158 Snell Hall (MU East) Corvallis, OR 97331-1610 beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
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