I've been living in Oregon for over a month, but the State of Oregon still doesn't recognize me as an official resident. This is partially because I'm renting the house from a family friend, as opposed to a house-renting company. It took me three weeks to get the post office to deliver mail to my new address.
I went to the DMV today, to try to get them to accept me as a new resident. Their rules were kind of strict. For example, they did not accept my California Driver's License as a valid ID. I'm not sure why the DMV thinks driver's licenses are an invalid form of ID. Fortunately, I had my US passport, which worked.
Once all the paperwork was done, they forced me to take the written driver's test. Again, I'm not sure why I need to take a driver's test to become an Oregon citizen. I was completely unprepared for the test--I haven't taken one in eight years--so I failed. Sort of like how I failed my driver's test five times.
I have to wait a week, before I can retake the test. In the meantime, Oregon considers me to be a resident alien, rather than a naturalized citizen. You'd think they would make it a bit easier to become a member of their state; the sooner I'm a resident, the sooner I pay taxes!