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OK, I just dodged the election bullet, big-time

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OK, you’re going to love this one.

I’ve been spending the last 30 days telling anyone who will listen to register to vote. That this is the most amazing election of my adult life and it’d be a shame not to vote.

I’ve got voter registration forms in my office. I’ve blogged about registering. I’ve literally begged people to register.

Driving into work yesterday, it dawned on me: I might not be registered to vote.

See, I moved in September. Not far. I moved three blocks. I have the same ZIP code and I’m in the same House and Senate districts (Rep. Mary Nolan and Sen. Ginny Burdick). So, did I have to re-register?

I called the good folks at the Multnomah County Elections Division. Yup. I was unregistered.

Easy fix. I went to Under “Quick Links,” I picked “Change of Address Form.” Thirty seconds later, I was a registered voter.

Since the deadline to register is Tuesday, this is literally the 11th hour. But how embarrassing would it have been to tell President Pulliams, um, no, sorry. I didn’t vote for our own bloody bond measure. Yeah, that would have gone over really well…

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About Dana Haynes

Dana Haynes, joined PCC in 2007 as the manager of the Office of Public Affairs, directing the college's media and government relations. Haynes spent the previous 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including ... more »


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