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There's a lot on the line; please VOTE!

This pandemic challenges even the institution of voting. Many states are scrambling to put together safe primary elections. Some have postponed; others are implementing new systems; and in the worst cases, some are simply forcing voters to put their health on the line by requiring they show up at the polls.

In Oregon, we aren't missing a beat. Primary Election Day is next Tuesday, May 19! Thanks to our decades-old vote-by-mail system you can fill out your ballot from your dining room table. I am excited we now serve as a model for other states to consider.

The ease, convenience – and safety – of vote-by-mail are the main reasons I've recommended its national adoption. But today I'm reaching out with a message for Oregonians specifically: make your voice heard in this historic election year!

Ballots are due in just a few short days – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. You can put your ballot in the mail (postage paid!) if you know it'll be picked up today – Thursday – or, to be really safe, put it in the nearest drop box.

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Who we elect matters. In the face of the unlawful policies and cruelty coming out of the White House. In the face of rising hate crimes. And especially in the midst of a global health crisis.

As your Attorney General, I'll continue to fight every day to protect Oregonians and help move our state forward. Be a part of the movement by wielding democracy's most powerful tool – your vote.

Thanks for making your voice heard.

P.S. Tonight, I'm partnering with a champion of mental health and racial inequities in the medical field, Dr. Alisha Moreland Capuia, as well as former Secretary of State, Jeanne Atkins, at 6 p.m. PST to discuss fair elections in the era of the Trump administration. We'll cover voter fraud, the increase in hate crimes, and what has been done and what we're doing to ensure fair elections. Head over to Facebook to tune in. (You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch.)

Posted on May 14, 2020.
Oregon is a special place. As Attorney General, I am working hard to keep it that way for future generations of Oregonians.Oregon is a special place. As Attorney General, I am working hard to keep it that way for future generations of Oregonians.

Meet Ellen

As a prosecutor and judge, Ellen Rosenblum has spent her career fighting for and protecting the people of Oregon.

Now, as our Attorney General, she's standing up for the most vulnerable Oregonians, our seniors and diverse communities, small businesses, and all the people of Oregon.

Read more about Ellen