Military and Overseas Voters

​​​​​​​​Due to mail disruptions throughout the world because of COVID-19, we encourage all overseas Oregon voters to contact their county election official, or email the State Elections Division at elections.sos@sos.​​ to discuss options for you to receive/return your ballot.​

Ballots are 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:

For Your Vote to Count

Your ballot must be received by your county elections office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. If mailed, ballots must be postmarked by Election Day through the U.S. Postal Service. Foreign postage is not considered valid for deciphering receipt by Election Day. We strongly recommend​ mailing ballots through overseas U.S. Postal Service means only.

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.

Find Out More with My Vote

Other online tools for military and overseas voters are available. Use My Vote to:


Need Help?

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

​​​​​​​​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.​