Pre-Registration

Pre-Registration for 16 and 17 year olds

One of the biggest barriers to voting is registration. By getting young pre-registered to vote before they turn 18, we’re helping build good habits and strong voters. We led the charge for pre-registration in 2007 and again in 2017, and as of January 1, 2018, all eligible 16 and 17 year-olds can pre-register to vote! According to Oregon's Secretary of State office, "77,800 16 and 17 year-olds were preregistered through the state’s AVR program between 2016 and 2018."