How to Register
Register online at My Vote >
update your existing registration >
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Register to Vote in Oregon?
You can register to vote in Oregon if you:
- Are a U.S. citizen
- Have established a residential address in Oregon
- Are at least 16 years old
What Is My Residential Address?
For students, your residential address can be your parents’ or other family home, or your home where you are a student. You get to choose, but you can only choose one. Oregon residency requirements for voting are not the same as residency for in-state tuition purposes. Your residential address is the address that you consider home and the place you intend to return to. That address determines which candidates and measures will be on your ballot. If you live on campus and provide a campus address as your residential address, be sure to list your dormitory and room number; a PO Box is not a residential address.
What Is My Mailing Address?
Your mailing address is where your ballot will be mailed. It does not impact the ballot measures and candidates that appear on your ballot. Your ballot can be sent to you anywhere in the world. For example, you may list your parents’ home as your residential address, but a campus address or other PO Box at college as your mailing address.
What If I'm From Out-of-State?
You may remain registered at your home address, or you may register at your Oregon school address. You get to choose, but you can only choose one. Contact your state’s election office to receive information on updating your registration information and to request an absentee ballot if you would like to remain registered in your home state but vote while in Oregon attending school.
What If I Study Abroad?
Update your mailing address online with My Vote or contact your
county elections department.
Anything Else I Should Know?
You may vote or be registered to vote in only one state. Voting in two places is a felony. You may only vote once; you may only vote in one county in one state. Keep this in mind when deciding if you want to list your home or school address for your voter registration. Should you accidentally receive two ballots, vote only once. If you were previously registered in another state, cancel your registration in that state when you register in Oregon.