Early &
Mail-in Voting
in Oregon

Warning: 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.

Note - this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.

Vote Before Election Day

Vote By Mail Deadlines

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

In-Person Absentee Voting

You can vote in-person absentee in your state.

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

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.

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

You may vote by mail for any reason

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

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

By Mail

Your postage is prepaid.

In Person

  • Local elections office
  • Drop box

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.

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

Make Sure Your Mail-in Vote Counts

Click here to track your ballot. Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted.  

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.

Election Protection Hotline

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need assistance.

More about voting in Oregon

Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.

Voting Info for Oregon First Time Voter Info