Voting in Oregon
Voter Registration In Oregon
Who Can Register In Oregon
To register to vote in Oregon, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Oregon
- Be at least 16 years old
You must register to vote by at least the 21st day before the election you wish to vote in.
Oregon Election Day Registration
Oregon does not offer Election Day registration, so be sure to submit your voter registration before the deadline.
You can pre-register to vote in Oregon when you turn 16.
Voting Rights Restoration
Oregon does restore the right to vote upon release.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Oregon
Where To Vote In Oregon
Oregon does not have polling places, as the state conducts all vote-by-mail elections. However, you can find the drop box site locations for your county here. If you cast your ballot after the Wednesday before an election, you should leave the ballot at a drop box site to ensure it's counted, rather than sending it back in the mail.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
No excuse is needed to vote by mail in Oregon. All registered voters will automatically be sent ballots in the mail two to three weeks before an election. Military and other out-of-state voters should contact their local elections office to obtain an absentee ballot if they will be away from home on election day.
Early Voting In Oregon
Oregon does not offer in-person early voting.
Primary Elections In Oregon
Oregon has closed primaries. Voters registered with a particular party may only vote in that party's primary. 17-year-olds cannot vote in the primary election even if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Oregon
Voter ID Requirements
ID is not required to vote in Oregon, with the exception of federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requirements for first-time voters.
Additional Oregon Resources
Your State Election Official
Oregon Secretary of State
Phone number: 503.986.1518; 866.673.8683 (toll free)