Today, Friday May 18th, is the last day you have to get your ballot in the mail in time to be counted. Which means if you don't have time to drop it in the mail today, you either have to get to an official drop-off site, or go uncounted. OR you can make one easy phone call to have your ballot picked up by bicycle courier and delivered to an official Multnomah County Elections drop site.
This service is FREE, and it's also legal, entirely confidential and extremely convenient -- why go out of your way, use a stamp, or, worse, use up gas to make a special trip to drop off your ballot? The Peter Alexander city council campaign is coordinating this service both to encourage people to participate in the election and to promote the use of alternative transportation.
Your vote is extremely important! Currently, voter participation in the May primary is only at 18% and there are some very critical things on the ballot -- including emergency levies for Portland public parks and the Multnomah County library, which will fail automatically if less than 50% of all registered voters turn in their ballots. We need to step in and, by voting for progressive candidates like Peter Alexander, send the message that a developer-funded city council, perpetual police INaccountability and the ongoing plunder of our community by Enron are NOT OK.
Please make sure your vote counts. Give us a call at 971-244-0127 or 971-244-0128 (971 is a new local area code and will not incur long distance charges) and we'll send someone your way, whether you're at home or work or anywhere else in town. Pickup hours are between 12pm and 7pm on Monday, May 20th and Tuesday, May 21st.
For more information on our ballot collection drive, see http://www.pdxgrassroots.org/bike.htm or for more information about Peter Alexander, see http://www.pdxgrassroots.org or call 971-244-0128. Peter supports public power, campaign finance reform, police accountability, and is running a grassroots campaign for city council that has been conducted entirely on foot, bus and bike, and without corporate funding!
Vote by Bike!
Monday May 20th & Tuesday May 21st
971-244-0127 / 971-244-0128
(971 area code is a local call in Portland)
Photo ID required for ballot pickup.
PS - We need volunteers! We need more people to do pickups by bike, and need some office volunteers as well. We also need you to help spread the word about this, tell all your friends, make sure they vote, and put up flyers in your neighborhood. Call 971-244-0128!