Governor Kate Brown and Congressman Earl Blumenauer are joining with the Bus Project, Latino Network, and other advocates to advocate for voting reforms.
“It’s time to make everyone’s mailbox a “drop-box—at-no-cost” to the voter,” said Governor Brown. “And frankly, the stamp is a functional barrier for voters with disabilities or rural voters who may live far from any drop box.”
“Once again, Oregon is leading the way on expanding access to the ballots,” said Congressman Blumenauer. “I worked to include some of the Oregon voting model in U.S. House Bill 1, including vote-by-mail, automatic voter registration, and prepaid postage. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate and Governor Brown in ensuring that voting in Oregon is accessible and hassle-free.”
Governor Brown and Rep. Blumenauer will hold a news conference Tuesday, March 19th at 333 SE 2nd Avenue in Portland.