Military and Overseas Voters

Ensuring Oregonians' Voting Rights

Oregon received national recognition for its efforts to promote and protect the voting rights of America’s military service members and their families. Oregonians who are temporarily overseas may take advantage of the same services as military voters.

Register to Vote

Eligible voters may register online with an Oregon driver license or state ID from the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 

The Federal Voting Assistance Program’s online system does not require an Oregon driver license. 

Eligible voters must be registered 21 days before an election in order to cast a ballot.


Ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters at least 45 days before Election Day. Ballots may be accessed on My Vote, and filled in with Oregon's online ballot-marking tool. 

Returning Your Ballot

Military and overseas voters have a number of ways to return their ballot:

  • Ballots may be mailed in.
  • A signed ballot may also be faxed or emailed if the voter also completes and returns this waiver.

Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks don't count.

Find Out More with My Vote

Other online tools for military and overseas voters are also available. Voters can use My Vote to:

  • Register to vote or update registration
  • Find an official Oregon ballot drop site
  • Track ballot status
  • Find state and federal elected officials
  • Find information about state ballot measures and candidates

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Need Help?

Contact your county elections office​ or the Oregon Elections Division.​​​​