Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Oregon, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Your state has automatic voter registration. Your state has automatic vote by mail– if you're a registered voter, you'll receive a ballot in the mail whenever there's an election.
Oregon voters are automatically registered at the address on their state issued ID. All voters receive a ballot by-mail to their DMV or voter registration address. If you have moved or are new to Oregon please update your information by registering to vote by Oct. 13th.
Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.
The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.
Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Oregon:
When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.
Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. Your state offers secure dropboxes for ballots. Click here to find your closest dropbox. If you drop your ballot in a dropbox by 8 p.m. on Election Day, you do not need to worry about the post office!
Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot. You must "cure" the challenge by Tuesday, November 17th, 14 days after the election. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.
Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.
In most cases, only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. However, the Republican Party allows unaffiliated voters to vote in select state offices primaries. See Oregon Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
Oregon voters that are automatically registered via their DMV records need to declare their party online or by-mail.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: N/A
All registered voters in Oregon receive a vote-by-mail ballot. No excuse required.
If you will not be at your residence and would like to have your ballot mailed to a different address, you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot. Oregon does not have a deadline for these requests, however, we suggest at least 1 month before the election. Be sure to mail your ballot in a timely manner so that it can be received by election day.