Voting in Oregon

Here are some frequently asked questions about voting in Oregon:

When is the next election?

Ballots are due for the 2020 Oregon Democratic Primary at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020.

Ballots will be mailed to voters starting on April 29th, 2020.

When is the next voter registration deadline?

The deadline to vote in the next election is April 28th, 2020.

If you’re not registered to vote, you can do so here.

If you’d like to check or update your voter registration, you can do so here.

How does Vote by Mail work?

Registered voters receive a ballot two to three weeks before an election, giving them ample time to research issues or candidates. Enclosed with their ballot is a return envelope. Sign this envelope and use it to send your ballot back to your local county elections office. The envelope can be stamped with a first-class stamp and mailed, or simply dropped off at any official drop box across the state. Ballots are due no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks do not count.

Oregon voters can drop off their ballot at any official ballot drop box — it does not need to be located in the county where you reside.

Why should I vote early?

When you vote early, you help Democrats win.

There are nearly one million registered Democrats in Oregon. We’re doing everything we can to make sure as many Democrats as possible vote in this year’s elections, but that takes a lot of resources.

When you vote early, you make our GOTV operation run better and more efficiently by helping us reach more Oregon voters who haven’t turned in their ballot yet. We can focus those resources on knocking on more doors, calling and texting more phones, and mobilizing more Oregonians to vote.

(Plus, when you vote early, it’s likelier that you’ll stop getting canvassed, called, texted, or sent mailings from campaigns!)

Where do I find a Ballot Drop Box?

Use the Secretary of State’s Oregon Drop Box Locator to find the closest official ballot dropbox to you.

How do I contact my local elections official?

You can find a list of contact information for County Elections Offices here.

I'm concerned about my ability to cast my vote and my county elections office hasn't been able to help me.

Contact our Election Protection Hotline at 503-239-8683 (503-239-VOTE) or 877-239-VOTE, or email [email protected] and we’ll get you help.

Where’s my ballot/pamphlet?

Use the Secretary of State’s My Vote tool to learn when your ballot was mailed, and if your voted ballot has been received by the county elections office.

Voter’s Pamphlets are mailed separately to all households in Oregon. If you do not receive one, they are available at your county elections office, and online from the Secretary of State website. The Secretary of State’s online version will NOT include information on local candidates, or on local issue campaigns.

Visit your county elections office website or for information on local races.

Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

How can I get a replacement ballot?

If your ballot arrives damaged, you make a mistake, spill something on it, lose your ballot, or for any other reason, contact your county elections office as soon as possible for a replacement ballot.

Where can I get help on voting with disabilities?

Visit the Secretary of State’s accessibility information page to learn where to get your accessible ballot and instructions for how to use it.

Where can I get voting information in languages other than English?

Visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s My Vote website, or contact your county’s elections office.