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Registration Deadline: You must register to vote for an upcoming election at least 21 days before that election.

 Party Affiliation: Oregon has closed primaries, you must be registered with the party to vote in their primary elections.



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: Felons who are not incarcerated are eligible to vote in Oregon.

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)



Online: Register to vote online or download an Oregon Voter Registration Card

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 official for faxing options.



You should update your registration if you move, change your name or mailing address, or want to select or change a political party.​



Online: online voter registration verification

Phone: Contact your county elections office.



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 for the following reasons:

  -You will be on vacation during an election

  -You are a college student living away from home

  -You live part of the year in another state

 Applications to obtain a long term absentee voter status are available online or from your county elections office.



Online:Absentee Ballot Request Form

In person: Obtain an absentee form from your county elections office.

By mail: Mail 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 can register to vote through Oregon's online voter registration or the Federal Voting Assistance Program's online system.


Military and overseas voters have a number of ways to return their ballot:

Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks don't count.


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.

To find the closest drop site, click on this link



Verifying Registration: online voter registration verification

Deciding how to vote:

Polling Place: Ballots are mailed to your county elections office or you may drop off completed ballots at your local drop box.

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 frequently asked questions

Getting your vote counted: Track your vote.

Problems with voting: call 1-866-673-8683

Verifying provisional ballot status:Track the status of your provisional ballot through Oregon's My Vote or you can call your county election office.

Verifying absentee ballot status: Track the status of your absentee ballot through Oregon's My Vote or you can call your county election office.

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