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Could a hacker alter your voter registration to disrupt an election? According to a study by Harvard researchers out Wednesday, the answer is yes.

Sixteen-year-olds may soon be able to pre-register to vote in Oregon. That’s according to a bill passed by the state’s House of Representatives Monday.

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson wants to restore ballot access to some Oregonians whose voter status has been changed to "inactive."

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Sixteen-year-olds in Oregon could soon be registered to vote under a bill the state senate passed today. These teens would still have to wait until they are 18 before they could cast a ballot. But supporters say the measure would help increase turnout among younger voters.

According to numbers released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office, about 42 percent of people who were automatically registered to vote this year did so in this month's election.

Oregon elections officials are warning voters Friday about misleading robocalls that have been reported to the authorities. The robocall warns Oregonians that there might be something wrong with their voter status.

Voters in Oregon and Washington can expect to see ballots arriving in their mailboxes starting later this week. And this year, more of those ballots than ever will go out in the mail.

Washington state set a new one-day record for voter registrations Sunday, topping 23,000 in a single day. Monday is the last day Washingtonians can register online in time to vote in the November election. Tuesday is the deadline to postmark a mail-in voter registration card. True procrastinators can register in person at their county elections office until Halloween.

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman Friday introduced a proposal that would allow election officials to verify the citizenship of voters in the state. It comes in response to questions about whether the suspect in a recent shooting near Seattle voted legally.

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Oregon election officials say they’re getting complaints from voters over a letter informing them of their registration status. The letters are from the D.C. based Voter Participation Center. They say the recipient is not registered, and attached pre-filled registration forms are outdated or inaccurate. 

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Washington's elections office has revealed a technical error made voters' personal info open to the public. The error made it possible for political campaigns and commercial businesses to look up voter's phone numbers and email addresses. The Secretary of State's office says it fixed the problem on Thursday.

Oregon elections officials expect to add tens of thousands of new voters to the rolls starting in January. That's when the state's new automatic voter registration law takes effect.

The number of registered voters in Oregon could soon increase dramatically.

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Washington state's general election is underway. Although the postmark deadline for mail-in ballots isn't until Nov. 4, 65,000 military and overseas ballots have started going out.  

Washington's Secretary of State Kim Wyman is predicting a higher than usual voter turnout in November's mid-term elections.

Wyman said she expects 62 percent of voters to participate. That compares to 56.4 percent in 2002, the last year mid-term elections without a U.S. Senate race were held.

Washington Breaks Own Record For Registered Voters

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A new record's been set in Washington state for the number of registered voters, 3,922,537. The Secretary of State's office said that's even higher than the last milestone set six years ago when there was intense voter interest.