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Voting in Oregon

Since 2000, Oregon has been 100% vote by mail. Registered voters are mailed an official ballot, which can be returned by mail or dropped off in an official drop box. I hope you will find these resources helpful as you look ahead to the November General Election. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact my office HERE, or at 202-225-5711

Registering to Vote in Oregon:

The easiest way to register to vote is online. You will need an Oregon driver's license, permit or ID card number issued by the Oregon DMV. A new registrant must submit their online registration by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 21st calendar day before an election to be eligible to vote in that election. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED! 

Alternatively, you can you can complete a Voter Registration form and return it to your county elections office.

Returning Your Ballot:

Once you have filled out your ballot, you will insert it into the security envelope which is placed in the ballot return envelope and signed by the voter. The ballot return envelope can be stamped and mailed or dropped off at any official drop box across the state.


Filling Out Your Ballot:
  • Check your ballot for instructions about whether to use pen or pencil, black ink or blue.
  • Be sure to completely fill in the ovals or boxes next to your choice
  • You don't have to vote in all contests. Your other votes will still count.
  • You cannot change your vote once you've mailed or dropped off your ballot.
  • If your ballot arrives damaged, you make a mistake, spill something, lose your ballot, or for any other reason, contact your county elections office for a replacement ballot

Additional information about elections and voting in the state of Oregon is available from the Secretary of State, at