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  • County site has answers to election questions

  • With an election in May, how do I know whether I am currently registered? Who is eligible to vote? Where can people register? Is there a deadline? What should I do if I will not be home when the ballots are mailed?
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  • With an election in May, how do I know whether I am currently registered? Who is eligible to vote? Where can people register? Is there a deadline? What should I do if I will not be home when the ballots are mailed?
    — Gayle C., Medford
    Great questions, Gayle. As elections approach, these questions become quite common. Luckily, Jackson County has all this information and more on its website — www.co.jackson.or.us.
    A sidebar on the right side of the county's home page provides a link to voter and election information that includes a schedule for this May's election.
    The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 29. If you don't know whether you are registered, a "Voter Registration" link on the left side of the elections page will take you to a registration resources page where you can find that information.
    In fact, there's an underlined link that says, "Am I registered to vote?" Type in your name and birth date on that page and you'll quickly learn whether you're registered.
    To register, you must be at least 17 years old (though you won't receive a ballot until the first election after you turn 18), a United States citizen and a resident of Oregon. Oregon residents may prove they are eligible to vote by providing identification that shows the name and address of the resident. Acceptable identification includes valid photo ID, a paycheck stub, a utility bill, a bank statement, Social Security information or other government docu­ment. (Correction: The list of acceptable forms of identification has been updated here.)
    Ballots will be mailed to registered voters on Friday, May 2, which gives people more than two weeks to fill out their ballots and mail them or drop them off by election day on Tuesday, May 20.
    If you're not Internet savvy, call the Jackson County Elections Division at 541-774-6148.
    Send questions to "Since You Asked," Mail Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; by fax to 541-776-4376; or by email to youasked@mailtribune.com. We're sorry, but the volume of questions received prevents us from answering all of them.
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