What's this, an election in January? That's like celebrating Halloween in February. But whatever. The state's holding a special election on the two tax measures this January 26th which makes the last day to register to vote... today!

If you moved or changed parties in the last year, take the wrap-around cover of this week's Mercury down to the Multnomah County Elections Office (SE 10th and Morrison) before 5 pm today.

Remember kids: if you don't vote, someday you may run for governor and your opponent will smear your pockmarked voting record all over the Facebook. Beware.