Wild and Free Bulletin


Special Issue

October, 2004


The general election in November is a unequaled opportunity to help preserve Cooper Spur and other wild places by electing candidates with a strong record and commitment to the environment.  The act that ultimately saves Cooper Spur for future generations may be a bill passed by our elected representatives in Congress and signed by the president.

The Cooper Spur Wild and Free Coalition brings you this non-partisan election information and encourages you to take steps to make sure your vote gets counted.

Step 1.  Are you registered to vote?

You are registered to vote if you registered in a previous year or voted in a previous election, unless you have . . .

Not sure if you are registered?  Just want to check?  Make a quick phone call to the information numbers below and just ask to confirm your voter registration.

In Oregon, the deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday, October 12, 2004.  Your voter registration card must be postmarked by this day.  For more information:

In Washington, the deadline for mailing your voter registration card has passed, but you can go to your County election office in person to register up to Monday, October 18, 2004.

Step 2.  Are you an undecided voter?

Like all general elections, this year's decision is about many important and complex issues.

Won't you consider making the environment one of your highest priorities in deciding who you think will best serve in government?  Check out the candidates' positions and past record of accomplishments for yourself.  The information desk at your local library may be a resource to help you find unbiased, fact-based information.

Step 3.  Vote!

In Oregon, the general election will use mail-in ballots as usual.  These will be mailed to you on October 15, 2004.  There is no reason to wait until November 2 to cast your vote, so fill it out and send it in as soon as possible.  The ballots must be received, not just postmarked, by November 2, 2004.

In Washington, the polls will be open on election day, November 2, 2004, from 7 am to 8 pm.  If you registered to vote absentee, the ballots will be mailed starting October 13, 2004.

Step 4.  Celebrate! 

In our country, everyone is an activist on Election Day!

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