To register to vote in the State of Oregon an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be at least 18 years of age by Election Day
- Be a resident of Oregon
Must register to vote at least 21 days before the election.
Can change or select party affiliation so long as it is more than 20 days before the election.
Can register to vote in person or obtain a mail-in application from:
- County election office
- Secretary of State’s office
- Division of motor vehicles
- Some state agencies, including: Aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) offices,Medicaid offices, Food stamp offices, Women, infants and children (WIC) benefits offices, Agencies that provide services to people with disabilities
You can obtain the mail-in Voter Registration Form online. Mail or drop off the form to your county elections office.
Requests for absentee ballots are processed by your county elections office. Requests can be delivered either in person, by mail, or by fax. Be sure to include your name, residence address and, if different, your mailing address in a letter or fax requesting an absentee ballot.
An absentee ballot request form can also be found online.
The ballot may be mailed or hand-delivered to the county election office. In order to be counted, the ballot must be received by the county election office no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
For more election and voter information you can contact the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office or contact Oregon’s voter information hotline at 1-866-ORE VOTES.