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Oregon Ballots Deadline

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OREGON--Mailing your ballot in as an Oregon voter is no longer an option.

For resident Jack Cherry, it's all about being proactive.

"I turned my ballot in about 10 days ago," mentions Cherry. My wife and I.

Voters on the eastern side of the state could play a big role in Senator Barack Obama's bid for the White House.

"I turned (it) in by mail by putting a stamp on it," says John Jambura. We've got one of the finest systems of voting in the U.S.

In Pendleton where the weather was anything but promising, Volunteer Frank Erickson is determined.

"Today, were going to door-to-door to those we know have not yet voted and getting them to give us their ballots, waiting for them to fill them out, doing whatever has to be done," says Erickson.

On average, Erickson says one in four people are usually home when he knocks on the door.

One couple KNDU talked to took care of business before starting their vacation.

"You didn't want to wait until the last minute? No, we mailed it in before we left on our trip," says voter Edwin Hyde.

As Erickson makes his way around rainy Pendleton, he knows his effort will make a difference.

"We've been told by the organizers that this is how Obama wins," says Erickson. So, we're convinced of that as well and we're trying to do everything we can do."