By: Mireaya Medina, Communications Manager
We asked a handful of SE Portland residents about their preferred voting method and if they have any tips on getting their vote in! Here’s what they said:
“I love mailing in my ballot, except this year I made a mistake. I had to go into the elections office and get a replacement. It was easy and took no time at all. My advice is to be very tedious and read over the ballot carefully, don’t rush.”
“I think voting should be a requirement and it should be mandatory. I’m mailing in my ballot and I feel empowered because I know that’s how we get things done. That’s where our power is and I feel accomplished. My advice? VOTE! By helping one other person to vote, means there are twice as many people voting.”
“I like to be a part of the decision-making process. I feel like I am part of a larger world everytime I vote. I use ballot drop boxes, they are simple and I don’t even have to get out of my car. My advice is to not let your voice be repressed, use your vote, it’s powerful!”
“I vote because there are people in this city and state that cannot. I appreciate the opportunity and privilege to create change. I use the ballot drop boxes because there is one by my home. They are convenient and easy. My advice is to read multiple voter’s guides and listen to others advice. Also, look at guides, websites and newsletters from organizations that you trust.”
Let us know YOUR preferred voting method! We are doing a short survey about your favorite method of getting your ballot in. Would you please take the one question survey? We are releasing and fun graphic with the results after the election. Here’s the link for the voting survey.
And just a reminder– SE Uplift is hosting a Lounge and Learn Voter Information Space! Come by any M-Th through election day for snack, resources, and company. Here are the ballot measures… come by SEUL for lots more info!
|Removes restriction that affordable housing projects funded by city and county bonds must be government owned
|Bans taxes on groceries
|Defines raising revenue for the three-fifths vote requirement for bills raising revenue
|Repeals law forbidding state resources from being used to apprehend persons violating federal immigration laws
|Prohibits public funds from being spent on abortions