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The Path of the Ballot


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The Path of the Ballot

Did you know that Oregon is a "vote-by-mail" state? That's right - in Oregon, every registered voter can mail in or drop off their ballot instead of standing in line at a polling place. But then what? On the night of the January election or May primary election, you can get an up-close look at how ballots are processed in your county at the local elections office. Every vote counts! Seniors may be able to complete a step toward earning the Behind the Ballot badge and Juniors can complete a step earning the Inside Government badge!

Sign-up today! Space is limited in each location! Email activities@girlscoutsosw.org for support.

Deschutes County Elections Office
Deschutes Services Building
1300 NW Wall Street, Suite 202, Bend, OR 97703
1/23/18 & 5/15/18
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Multnomah County Elections Office
1040 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
1/23/18 & 5/15/18
6 - 7 p.m.
Jackson County Elections Office
1101 W Main St #201, Medford, OR 97501
1/22/18 & 5/14/18
4 - 5 p.m.
Benton County Elections Office
120 NW 4th St #13, Corvallis, OR 97330
1/23/18 & 5/15/18
6 - 7 p.m.
Washington County Elections Office
3700 SW Murray Blvd # 101, Beaverton, OR 97005
1/23/18
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Would you like to register for this activity? Do you have questions? Email activities@girlscoutsosw.org for support.

For more information about voting in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State website.

G.I.R.L. Agenda—Girls Scouts’ NEW civic engagement initiative! In early October, 2017, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. launched the G.I.R.L. Agenda, a nonpartisan initiative powered by Girl Scouts to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls to lead positive change through civic action. To learn more, please visit: girlscouts.org/girlagenda

Girls Scouts’ History of Civic Engagement

Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has emphasized the importance of being civically engaged, by teaching and encouraging girls to create positive change in their communities through advocacy and action. Girl Scouts learn to stand up for what they believe in, identify issues they care about, and develop leadership skills to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts has a century of success which is reflected in the realm of public service by the fact that 76 percent of female U.S. Senators and 100 percent of U.S. Secretaries of State are Girl Scout alumnae.