Current Election

Next Statewide Election

May 19, 2020 Primary​ Election


Timeline of Events

Date Event
Sept. 12, 2019 First day to file as a Candidate.
First day to file Voters’ Pamphlet statement by petition.
Jan. 20, 2020 First day to file voter pamphlet statement
​Jan. 31, 2020 ​*Major party presidential list announced
Mar. 10, 2020 Candidate filing deadline
Mar. 13, 2020 Candidate withdrawal deadline
Apr. 28, 2020 Voter registration deadline


*On January 31, 2020 Secretary of State Bev Clarno will make a determination pursuant to
ORS 249.078(1)(a) ​as to which candidates for President of the United States seeking the Democratic or Republican Party nominations will be printed on the May 19, 2020 Primary Election ballot. Those candidates the Secretary determines are generally advocated or recognized in national news media will be selected. Selected candidates will be notified of their selection and will be provided instructions on how to submit their candidate form and voters pamphlet statement. Candidate forms must be received no later than March 10, 2020.

Individuals who are not selected by the Secretary can still be a candidate for President of the United States under ORS 249.078(1)(b) by submitting a petition signed by at least 1,000 registered voters from each of the state’s five congressional districts. ​

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