Voting in Oregon

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​Register to vote online​ using My Vote if you are at least 17 years old, a resident of Oregon and a citizen of the United States. An Oregon driver's license or state ID card issued by the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is required.

Learn more about voter registration and download the voter guide and paper voter registration form in English and en Español.​​​​​

Oregon has the most convenient voting system in the country. Since adopting vote by mail, Oregon consistently ranks as one of the national leaders in voter turnout.

Registered voters receive a ballot two to three weeks before an election, giving them ample time to research issues or candidates.

Voters also receive a security envelope in which to return their completed ballot.The envelope can be stamped and mailed or simply dropped off at any official drop box​ across the state. If a voter casts his or her ballot after the Friday before an election, the ballot should be left at a drop box site to ensure it's counted. 

Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.​​​

You should update your registration if you move, change your name or mailing address, or want to select or change a political party.

Students attending an out-of-state college or voters traveling during an election can still receive a ballot. Fill out this form and return it to the county elections office, or this information can be updated online using My Vote​.​​​​​

Each state has different rules governing primary elections. Political parties use the primary election to nominate candidates for the November general election. In Oregon, parties have a closed primary election. Voters must be a member of a political party to nominate candidates for partisan offices. ​

Americans Elect Party

Constitution Party​

Democratic Party

Independent Party

Libertarian Party

Pacific Green Party

Progressive Party

Republican Party

Working Families Party​​​​​​​

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Quoteable

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt,
32nd President of the United States

​Protecting the Integrity of Elections

Oregon has a proud tradition of open, accessible and fair elections. Voter fraud is rare but taken seriously.

If you believe someone has violated Oregon elections law, contact the Elections Division. Every complaint will be investigated, and violations will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Oregon supports unparalleled transparency. Contact your county elections office to observe the election process.​​