State of Oregon Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Oregon General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 13, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Thu Oct 29, 2020

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

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

Find my Drop Box

All registered voters receive a ballot two to three weeks before an election to complete and insert into the security envelope which is placed in the ballot return envelope and signed by the voter.

The ballot return envelope can be stamped and mailed or dropped off at any official drop box​ across the state. Ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.

You are eligible to vote in Oregon if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Oregon
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You may preregister to vote in Oregon

  • At the age 16

Student Eligibility

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

Voter Registration

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

  • 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

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Overseas & Military Voters

Oregon General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Online by Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:59pm PDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 13, 2020
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 13, 2020
  • Online by Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:59pm PDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 13, 2020
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 13, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Thu Oct 29, 2020
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 3, 2020
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Thu Oct 29, 2020
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 3, 2020

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST

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.

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:

  • Your Oregon Driver's License Number
  • Your Oregon non-driver ID number
  • Oregon Learner's Permit
If you do not have any of these you may provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

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:

  • Your Oregon Driver's License Number
  • Your Oregon non-driver ID number
  • Oregon Learner's Permit
If you do not have any of these you may provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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If you wish to return your voted ballot by fax or email, you must first fill out a secrecy waiver form to accompany your ballot. You may obtain the waiver form at this link: https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL531.pdf

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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If you wish to return your voted ballot by fax or email, you must first fill out a secrecy waiver form to accompany your ballot. You may obtain the waiver form at this link: https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL531.pdf