There's just one vote remaining in the presidential election--and you can watch it in Salem on December 15th.
The seven Oregonians who really and truly vote for president of the United States will gather at noon on Monday Dec. 15 in the Oregon Senate Chambers to formally cast their ballots.
The seven are Oregon’s Electoral College delegation, selected for the task when a majority of Oregon voters cast their ballots for Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 elections. They each signed pledges, as required by state law, to vote for their party’s candidate.
The process is simple. Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, the state’s chief elections officer, will preside over the meeting. Bradbury, who leaves office in January, will officiate over the gathering for his third and final time.
The seven electors then fill out their ballots, which are signed, sealed, certified and sent to the vice president, the archivist of the United States and other designated federal and state officials.
Oregon’s presidential electors this year are: Michael J. Bohan, Beaverton, Shirley A. Cairns, Oakland, Frank James Dixon, Portland, Bernard Gorter, Milwaukie, John C. McColgan, Joseph, RP Joe Smith, Portland, Meredith Wood Smith, Portland. The event is open to the public but seating in the Oregon Senate gallery is limited.