Vote by Mail
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Vote By Mail Manual which is updated regularly and contains the rules and procedures that county clerks follow in administering a vote by mail election.
Multnomah County Elections has a video detailing the entire vote by mail process.
Ballot Measure 60, requiring statewide vote by mail elections, passed 1998. Includes ballot title, text, explanatory statement, and arguments in favor and in opposition.
"Five Years Later: A Re-assessment of Oregon's Vote by Mail Electoral Process"
Dr. Priscilla Southwell, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon, 2003
"Ballot Integrity and Voting by Mail: The Oregon Experience"
The Early Voting Information Center at Reed College for the Carter Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform, 2005
Voting in Oregon interactive guide
Guía para Votar en Oregon
Audio Voting Guide
How to Assist Voters with Disabilities
Contact information for Oregon County Elections Offices
PressThe Washington Post
January 1, 2005
"How Your Vote is Counted"
Portland Tribune, Nov 2, 2004
Vote by Mail Outside Oregon
State by State information from the Vote By Mail Project
Early and Absentee Voting Rules from Electionline.org
- California -
"Counties Push for Mail Only Vote"
San Francisco Chronicle, January 12, 2006
"Voting by Mail"
San Diego Union Tribune Editorial, May 2, 2005
- Colorado -
"Postal Service Working to Stamp Out Late Arriving Ballots "
Rocky Mountain News, May 13, 2006
"Legislators Promote Voting by Mail Only"
Honolulu Star Bulletin, Feb 1, 2005
- Idaho -
"Consider Greater Use of Mail-In Ballots"
Idaho Statesman, Jun 23, 2006
- Iowa -
HF 40 (allows low population cities to Vote by Mail, 2005 legislative session)
- Nebraska -
LB 401 (allows low population counties to vote by mail, 2005 legislative session)
Would Let Rural Areas Vote by Mail"
Omaha World-Herald, Jan 13, 2005
- Ohio -
"Absentee Vote Plan May Ease Balloting"
Akron Beacon Journal, Oct 11, 2005
"Issue 2 Would Allow Early Vote by Mail or In Person"
Clintonville News, Sept 29, 2005
"All Mail Voting Likely Next Year in King County"
Seattle Times, May 24, 2006
"The Ballot's in the Mail, for All of King County"
Seattle P.I., May 23, 2006
King County Report on Moving to Vote by Mail
Feb 8, 2006
"County Readies for First Full Vote by Mail Election"
Bellingham Herald, Aug 28, 2005
"To the Mailbox, Voters"
Seattle Times Editorial, July 15, 2005
"Casting Ballots by Mail"
Seattle P.I. Editorial, April 26, 2005
"Mail-in Ballot Bill Goes to Governor"
Seattle P.I., April 21, 2005
Secretary of State Sam Reed, March 15, 2005
"Elections May Go Postal"
Skagit Valley Herald, Feb 9, 2005
"Vote by Mail Test is Proposed"
Seattle Times, Feb 1, 2005
"County Now Votes by Mail"
Bellingham Western Front, Jan 25, 2005
"Fix is In the Mail"
Seattle P.I. Editorial, Nov 21, 2004
- Wisconsin -
"Vote By Mail Has Been Proven Winner"
Appleton Post Crescent, June 17, 2006
- National -
Election Officials' Mailing Resources from the United States Postal Service
"The New Ballot Box"
The American Prospect Special Report, May 1, 2006
"Stamp of Approval: Western States are Closing Down Their Polling Stations. Should They?"
The Economist, Mar 16, 2006
"Mail-in Voting a Winner, Except Among Politicians"
Congressional Quarterly, Feb 9, 2006
"Vote by Mail: The Time Has Come"
The Nation, Nov 13, 2004
"Millions to Vote Before Election Day"
Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug 29, 2004
"Voters May Have Their Say Before Election Day"
Washington Post, Aug 26, 2004
"Absentee Voting: Parties See New Promise When Ballot is in the Mail"
New York Times, Aug 22, 2004
"More Voters Seen Opting for Early Decision"
Boston Globe, Aug 14, 2004
"Experts Predict Big Rise in Early and Absentee Voting with Liberalized Rules"
Newhouse News Service, June 22, 2004
- Canada -
Canada Post Vote by Mail FAQ
- Great Britain -
Postal Voting from the UK Electoral Commission
"How Safe is Your Postal Vote"
BBC News, April 15, 2005