Motor voter (House Bill 2177):
HB 2177 changes Oregon’s voter registration system from opt-in to opt-out. When someone eligible to vote gets or renews a driver’s license, they will automatically be registered to vote. The bill is expected to increase the number of voters. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, nearly 30,000 Oregonians were denied voter registration during the last federal election because they missed registration deadlines. Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins said her office expects about 10,000 voters to be registered each month under the new program.