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Voter registration to close Tuesday for 2022 general election

Salem area voters have until Tuesday, Oct. 18 to register to vote in the 2022 general election.

Oregonians can register online, or by submitting a filled voter’s registration card in-person to a county elections office. 

Marion County’s elections office is located at 555 Court St. N.E. in Salem, and the Polk County office is at 850 Main St. in Dallas.
Online registration requires an Oregon drivers’ license, permit or ID card. Those without a valid license are required to register in-person at the county elections office.

Voters must be a U.S. citizen over the age of 18. Registration is open to people 16 and older, who will receive their first ballot after they turn 18. 

The general election, where Oregonians will select a new governor, is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

As of Oct. 14, 222,256 people have registered to vote in Marion County. Of those, 28% have registered as Democrat, 28% as Republican, and 37% as non-affiliated.

As of Oct. 17, 62,401 people have registered to vote in Polk County – 28% registered as Democrat, 31% as Republican, and 34% as non-affiliated.

Contact reporter Abbey McDonald: [email protected] or 503-704-0355.

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Abbey McDonald joined the Salem Reporter in 2022. She previously worked as the business reporter at The Astorian, where she covered labor issues, health care and social services. A University of Oregon grad, she has also reported for the Malheur Enterprise, The News-Review and Willamette Week.