Ballots are now in the mail for Oregon's Nov. 2 election
, and of course we've armed you with our endorsements
of candidates—and our recommended votes on state and local measures.
Now, the Secretary of State's office has some other vital pieces of voting information as you look over your ballots.
1) Space restrictions on the ballot plus candidates' ability to receive more than one party nominations equals the need to abbreviate party names on the ballot. Here's a key to the abbreviations:
Constitution Party: CON
Democratic Party of Oregon: DEM
Independent Party of Oregon: IND
Libertarian Party of Oregon: LBT
Pacific Green Party: PGP
Oregon Progressive Party: PRO
The Oregon Republican Party: REP
Working Families Party of Oregon: WFP
2) If you want to track your ballot, find a place to drop your ballot off or view a Voters' Pamphlet, go to Oregonvotes.org
and click on "My Vote."
3) Ballots must be mailed no later than Friday, Oct. 29. After that date, take your ballot to any county elections office or dropoff site. All ballots are due Nov. 2, 2010 by 8 pm.