Homeless Voters and Those Wishing Confidentiality

Voting When Homeless 

Oregon's homeless are able to vote. The voter must provide their current address of residence on the voter registration form. Residence is considered to be the place where the voter sleeps. This could include a shelter, a friend's home or other identifiable location. The mailing address of a person who is homeless or who resides where mail service is unavailable can be the office of the county clerk. The voter can always pick up a ballot at the county elections office.

Voting If Concerned for Personal Safety 

Some people may choose not to register to vote because they don't feel safe disclosing their home address. Under certain circumstances, a voter can register and vote while maintaining their privacy. To maintain privacy, complete this exemption form​ (PDF) and return it to the county elections office, or ask a county elections official for more information about this option.​​​

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