Oregon

59% of 18-29 year olds voted in Oregon in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by August 31, 2021 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2021 Municipal Primary Election and on or by October 12, 2021 to vote in the 2021 General Election.

Oregon will hold Municipal Primary Elections on September 21, 2021 and the General Election on November 2, 2021.

Check Registration Status

Check your Oregon voter registration status here.

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Oregon, and be at least 16 years old (although you must be 18 to vote).

  • For college students, your residential address can be your family home, or your home where you are a student. You get to choose, but you can only choose one. For more information on voting as a college student in Oregon click here.

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Oregon for the General Election (November 2, 2021) is October 12, 2021.

Voter Registration Process

There are three primary methods of registering to vote in Oregon: online registration, mailing in a printable application, or in-person registration.

  • Further voter registration information for Oregon can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 23, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Oregon uses an all vote-by-mail system for its elections. All registered voters will receive a ballot two to three weeks before Election Day. Click here for an absentee ballot request form if you would like your ballot mailed to an address other than your permanent residence.

  • The deadline to register to vote in Oregon for the General Election is October 12, 2021. As long as you are registered on or by this date, you will receive a by-mail ballot.
  • Your completed by-mail ballot must be received by 8pm on Election Day in order to be counted.
  • Mail your ballot at least a week before Election Day or deliver it to a drop box site to ensure it’s counted.
  • Further by-mail voting information for Oregon is listed here.

Early Voting

Oregon offers early voting.

  • You can vote early and in person at your County Elections Office. Click here for more information on how to contact your County Clerk for specific dates and times.

Poll Finder

Oregon conducts all elections by mail. Click here to locate ballot drop box locations for your county.

Election Day Practices

You can still vote in-person on Election Day in Oregon at your County Elections Office. Click here for more information on how to contact your County Clerk for specific dates and times. All ballots must be returned to a County Elections Office or designated drop box site by 8pm on Election Day.

  • You do not need to provide a form of ID along with your ballot. Your signature on the return envelope of your ballot will be matched with your voter registration card to verify your identity.
  • Further Oregon voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 23, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.