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 remove voting rights for people with felony convictions. The right to vote automatically restored upon release from incarceration.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Oregon
Where To Vote In Oregon
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
All voters are eligible to vote absentee/by mail in Oregon; no excuse is needed. All registered voters in Oregon should automatically receive absentee/vote-by-mail ballots at the address where they are registered.
Early Voting In Oregon
Oregon does not offer in-person early voting. Vote-by-mail ballots are automatically sent to all registered voters and can be mailed or dropped off at any official ballot drop box location across the state before 8 p.m. on election day.
Primary Elections In Oregon
Oregon has closed primaries. Voters registered with a particular party may only vote in that party's primary. At the primary election, voters who are not registered in one of the major political parties would receive a ballot containing nonpartisan contests, such as judicial elections, which all registered voters may vote on. 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
503.986.1518; 866.673.8683 (toll free)