Welcome to the Oregon Secretary of State Online Civics Toolkit. This elections civics curriculum was developed through a collaboration of local professors, teachers and election experts. The goal is to provide a beginners guide to elections civics with an Oregon-centric view that anyone can access and use. The Civics Toolkit includes 10 lesson plans that target students ages 17-24. The lessons cover everything from your rights and responsibilities as a good citizen to the history of voting in Oregon and what you need to know before you register to vote in our great state.
As Secretary of State and Oregon's chief elections officer, it is my duty to engage Oregonians in the democratic process. However, democracies can be sustained only by citizens who have the basic knowledge, skills, and dispositions. I remain committed to assisting educators in their efforts to prepare our students for citizenship in the Twenty-first Century. Civics – learn it, use it, and share it.
– Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State