Oregon Voting Requirements & Information

U.S. Vote Foundation’s Oregon Voting Requirements and Information directory informs you of Oregon voting rules and options. It focuses on Oregon-specific voting guidelines and information for all voters, including domestic, overseas, and military voters. Here you can find out about Oregon voter eligibility, voter ID requirements, registration, absentee and early voting options, ways to transmit voting documents and links to specific-Oregon voting tools. It's an all-in-one Oregon voting resource.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Oregon Federal and State Elections

Tue May 21, 2024 - Oregon Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

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Oregon has automatic voter registration, however, the deadline to submit any changes to your voter registration including party affiliation is 21 days prior to the election.


Tue Apr 30, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Submitted by
    Thu May 16, 2024
  • In-Person Request by
    Tue May 21, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue May 21, 2024 8:00PM
  • Received in Dropbox by
    Tue May 21, 2024 8:00PM
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue May 28, 2024

Early Voting Available

None on Record

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Oregon General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

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Oregon has automatic voter registration through DMV. Update info at Oregon Voter Registration. Election office must receive registration at least 21 days before Election.


Tue Oct 15, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

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Thu Oct 31, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Nov 5, 2024 8:00PM
  • Received in Dropbox by
    Tue Nov 5, 2024 8:00PM
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Nov 12, 2024

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Thu Oct 31, 2024 to Tue Nov 5, 2024

What's On My Ballot? Go to Sample Ballot Lookup for candidate names and to learn of any ballot measures and proposed state constitutional amendments on your ballot.

General Information

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at some public assistance offices and motor vehicle offices

Election Day Voting

Oregon has by-mail voting and all ballots must be received or postmarked by 8pm on Election Day. The ballots can be left at any drop box site:

Find my Drop Box

Ballots will be mailed to the address listed on your voter registration record. All registered voters receive a ballot two to three weeks before an election. After you complete your ballot, make sure you sign your ballot return envelope the same way you signed your voter registration form. Your signature is a security measure necessary for your vote to count.

The ballot return envelope can be mailed or dropped off at any official drop box​ across the state. No postage necessary. Your county will notify you if there's an issue with your signature so you can address any concerns.

Please visit the US Vote Disability Voting Guide to see accommodations for the registration and voting process.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to vote in Oregon if you:

  • at the age 16
  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are a resident of Oregon

If you are not yet 18 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.​​

You are NOT eligible to vote in Oregon if:

  • You are in prison or jail for a felony conviction.
  • You were disqualified from voting due to a court order

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have completed a felony prison sentence, even if you are still on parole or probation, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote.

You may preregister to vote in Oregon

  • At the age 16

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Oregon if:

  • You reside in Oregon but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Oregon

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Oregon you should provide one of the following:

  • Oregon Learner's Permit
  • Your Oregon Driver's License Number
  • Your Oregon ID Number

If you do not have any of these ID numbers, you are permitted to use the Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number.

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Pay Check
  • Proof of Eligibility under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) or the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act (VAEH)
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Bank Statement

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Domestic Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Oregon Federal and State Elections

Tue May 21, 2024 - Oregon Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Tue Apr 30, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Request for Postal Ballot by
Thu May 16, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Email or Fax by
    Tue May 21, 2024 8:00PM
  • In-Person, Received by
    Tue May 21, 2024 8:00PM
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue May 28, 2024

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Oregon General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Tue Oct 15, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Request for Postal Ballot by
Thu Oct 31, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Email or Fax by
    Tue Nov 5, 2024 8:00PM
  • In-Person, Received by
    Tue Nov 5, 2024 8:00PM
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Nov 12, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Identification Requirements

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Your Oregon Driver's License Number
  • Your Oregon non-driver ID number

If you do not have any of these you may provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Your Oregon Driver's License Number
  • Your Oregon non-driver ID number

If you do not have any of these you may provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Overseas Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

Military Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?