Voting in Oregon

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Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

The upcoming election is a presidential primary. Learn About Presidential Primaries

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How to Vote in Oregon

Learn about all the options to vote in Oregon to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Oregon is a vote by mail state. This means that all registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot to the address on their voter registration. If you have moved you must update your registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Oregon Board of Elections Phone Number: (503) 986-1518

Oregon Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in Oregon

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Vote By Mail

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Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Oregon.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

How Vote By Mail Works in Oregon

Oregon is a vote-by-mail state, meaning that all registered voters receive a ballot in the mail.

After you complete your ballot, be sure to return it ASAP!

  • Return in person by May 16th at 8 p.m. You can return to any county dropboxes or your county election office.
  • Or drop your ballot in the mail - your ballot must be mailed so that it is postmarked by May 16th. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable.

Need your ballot sent to a different address? Contact your county election office by May 11th to request your ballot be sent to an alternate address.

Where to Sign Your Ballot

Remember to sign your return ballot.

After you complete your ballot, be sure to sign the return identification envelope.

Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

If you return your ballot by mail, your postage is prepaid.

You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, or drop box.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you. However, once you give your ballot to someone, it must be returned within two days.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used your ballot?

Yes. As long as the mail-in ballot has not yet been received by the local elections office, you may vote in-person.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your Ballot

Oregon does offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot.

Your state has a cure period, which means you can “cure” a challenge to the signature on your ballot if it was done incorrectly. Your local elections office is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. You must cure your ballot by the 14th day after Election Day.

You may get a call from a number you do not recognize with a notification that you need to cure your ballot. Be sure to pick so you don’t miss your chance to make sure your vote is counted.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

Voters in Oregon do not need to show ID to vote at the polls, except for first-time voters who did not submit documentation of ID on their voter registration form. Oregon has adopted vote-by-mail for all elections if voter provided ID information on their voter registration form, no further ID is needed. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  •  Current photo ID, or a copy if submitting by mail
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document/check with voter’s name and address
  • Student ID is accepted
  • Out of state ID is accepted


Voter ID in Oregon

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Presidential Primaries

Primary Type (D): Open
Primary Type (R): Open

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.

Automatic Registration

Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.

Election Day Registration

You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Dates

Dates and hours vary by county. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.

You can vote in-person absentee in Oregon

If you're unable to vote by mail, you can go to your county elections office to vote in person.


Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.

In Oregon, you can preregister to vote if you are 16. Register to vote today!

Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!

You can not vote in the Oregon primaries if you are 17 by the next election.