Registration Deadline: You must register to vote for an upcoming election at least 21 days before that election. You can also change or select party affiliation up to 21 days before the election.
Party Affiliation: Oregon has closed primaries, you must be registered with the party to vote in their primary elections.
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: Must be 18 years old by Election Day (17 years old to register)
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
Residency: Must be a resident of Oregon
Mental Competency: A person “suffering from a mental handicap” is entitled to the full rights of an elector, if otherwise qualified, unless the person has been adjudicated incompetent to vote as provided by law.
Felony Convictions: Voting rights restored automatically after release from prison
ID Requirements: You must provide your valid Oregon Driver's License or ID card issued by the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A suspended Driver's License is valid, a revoked Driver's License is not valid.
If you do not have valid Oregon ID, provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
If you do not have a Social Security number or a valid Oregon identification, provide a copy of one of the following acceptable identification:
-Valid photo identification;
-A paycheck stub;
-A utility bill;
-A bank statement;
-A government document;
-Proof of eligibility under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act(UOCAVA) or the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act(VAEH)
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: Oregon Online Voter Registration or download a PDF Voter Registration Form.
In person: You may also register to vote at any County Elections office, the office of the Secretary of State, or any DMV office
By mail/ in writing: Mail a form to your County Elections Office.
By fax: Contact your County Elections Office for faxing options.
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: Oregon Voter Registration Verification
Phone: Contact your county elections office
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee:All elections in Oregon are Vote by Mail. This means that registered voters receive their ballots in the mail and can vote in the comfort of their home.
Other absentee voter qualifications: Voters may become long term absentee voters, possible reasons include:
-A person serving in or discharged 30 days or less from the United States Armed Forces;
-A United States Merchant Marine;
-Temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia, the spouse of a long term absentee voter.
Applications to obtain a long term absentee voter status are available from your County Election Office.
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Online: Oregon Absentee Ballot Application
In person: Obtain an absentee form from your County Elections Office.
By mail: Mail or fax an application to your County Elections Office.
Military and overseas voting: If you are serving in the armed forces, merchant marines, or temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States you must fill out a Federal Absentee Ballot Request Form.
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time: Your voted ballot must be received by any County Elections office or any designated drop site by 8:00 pm on election night. Postmarks do not count!
Early voting qualifications: You can vote early and in person at your county elections office. Please contact them for specific dates and times
Verifying Registration: Oregon Voter Registration Verification
Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/
Time off to vote: Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Oregon state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.
Polling Place: Ballots are mailed to your County Elections Office. Or you may drop off completed ballots at your local Dropbox.
ID Requirements:Since voting is done by mail, ID is only required when registering to vote, see voter registration qualifications above to see the ID requirements necessary to register to vote.
How to Vote: Oregon Voting Frequently Asked Questions
Getting your vote counted: Track your ballot.
Problems with voting: HAVA Complaint Procedure
Verifying provisional ballot status: You can track the status of your ballot online at My Vote or you can call your County Election Office
Verifying absentee ballot status: You can track the status of your ballot online at My Vote or you can call your County Election Office