Fighting for affordable & accessible higher education for all Oregonians since 1975.

OREGON STUDENTS VOTE!

BALLOTS DUE BY JAN. 23RD @ 8PM

Wait… there is an election in January?

Yes! There is a special election on January 23rd. To participate in this election, you must be registered at your current address by January 2nd. Ballots will be mailed out January 3rd through January 9th. Your ballot must be received by 8pm on January 23rd for your vote to be counted.

What am I voting on?

Measure 101 is on your ballot.  Measure 101 would continue to provide funds currently budgeted to pay for health care for low income individuals by using temporary fees on insurance companies, some hospitals, and other providers of healthcare coverage.

A “yes” vote supports upholding assessment on healthcare and healthcare insurance to provide funding for Medicaid expansion.

A “no” vote opposes assessment on healthcare and healthcare insurance to provide funding for Medicaid expansion.

How does this election impact college students?

If Measure 101 Passes

Students who qualify for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) will not lose their health insurance.

Students who pay directly out of pocket for private health insurance could potentially pay higher premiums of up to 1.5%.

If Measure 101 Fails

Students who are covered by the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) could lose their health insurance.

This could decrease state dollars available for students to keep education affordable.  

How do I vote?

Ballots are mailed to voters. Voters fill out their ballots at home then drop off their ballot at a drop box or mail it in. In Oregon we don’t vote at a polling location.

Mail

Voters must have a stamp to mail in a ballot. Your ballot must be received by 8pm on January 23rd for your vote to be counted.

Drop Off

Your ballot must be received by 8pm on January 23rd for your vote to be counted.This is the most convenient option for most students. Voters don’t need a stamp if they bring their ballots to a drop box location. There are drop boxes on campus managed by student volunteers and drop boxes near campus.

Where Are Ballot Drop Boxes Near Me?

Questions or Concerns Regarding  your ballot?

Contact your county clerks office!