VOTING IN OREGON
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked twenty-one (21) days before Election Day
In-Person: Twenty-one (21) days before Election Day

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Election Office

Online Registration

Voters may register to vote or update their information ONLINE. To register online, woters must have a valid Oregon Driver's License or non-driver State ID.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Twenty-one (21) days before Election Day

Election Day Registration

Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration

Voters applying for or renewing an Oregon Driver's License or State ID will automatically be registered to vote unless the Opt-Out.

Can you pre-register?

YES. Voters who are sixteen (16) and older may pre-register to vote and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).

Have you moved?

Registered voters who move to a new address can notify their County Clerk of their new address up until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

NOTE: Voters who notify within twenty-one (21) days of the Election will receive a replacement ballot if they have not already submitted one.

Notifying more than five (5) days before the Election
Voters will get their replacement ballot by mail.

Notifying less than five (5) days before the Election
Voters can pick up their replacement ballot in person from their county clerk.

Address Confidentiality Program

Voters who are members of the ACP may choose to keep their address confidential and use their ACP address when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

Oregon is an "All-Mail Voting" state, and voters may return their Vote-by-Mail ballots as soon as they receive them before Election Day. There is no in-person early voting, however.

Vote-by-Mail

Oregon is an "All-Mail Voting" state which means voters automatically receive a Vote-by-Mail-ballot after they register to vote. Voters should make sure their information is current in order to receive their ballot.

Absentee Voting

Registered voters who will be away from their home address during an Election can request to have their ballot mailed elsewhere.

Absentee Ballot Request Form

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Received five (5) days before Election Day
In Person: Pick up your ballot through Election Day

Do you need Voter ID?

First-time voters who did not provide identification from an acceptable list of IDs when they registered to vote may be asked to show ID if they vote in person at their Election Office on Election Day.

Provisional Ballots

Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if:

• the voter's name is not on the registered voters list
• they cannot provide the requested ID
• they vote at an Election Office outside their county

Polling Hours

7:00am to 8:00pm, Pacific Time Zone

IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 8:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.

Primary Election Rules

Voters must affiliate with a political party in order to vote in that party's primary election.

CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION DEADLINE
Twenty-one (21) days before the Primary Election

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. You must eighteen (18) or older to vote in a primary election.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which allows voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a General or Special Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

Having a problem?

If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:

Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Oregon, or students who already live in Oregon but attend college in another part of the state can visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration

NOTE: Voters on parole or probation may register to vote and vote.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can visit the Official State Website for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.