State of Oregon Elections & Voting

Election Day is November 5

  • October 15                  Deadline to register to vote
  • November 5                Deadline to postmark mail-in ballots
  • November 5                Election day


To register to vote in Oregon, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Oregon
  • At least 16 years old (must be 18 years old to vote)


How to register to vote:

Many voters are automatically registered when they go to the DMV. Learn more about Oregon’s Motor Voter Act.


Voter Registration ID Requirements

Oregon voters do not need to show ID to vote, but to register to vote online you will need an Oregon driver’s license, permit or ID card number issued by the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV).

If you do not have valid Oregon ID, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.

If you do not have valid Oregon ID or Social Security number, provide a copy of one of the following that shows your name and current address:
valid photo identification

  • a paycheck stub
  • a utility bill
  • a bank statement
  • a government document
  • proof of eligibility under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) or the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act (VAEH)

Visit VoteRiders for more information on voter ID requirements in Oregon.


Vote by Mail

There are no polling places. ​Vote-by-mail is a modern and secure way to vote that Ore​gonians have been using for more than 20 years. Oregon has been an all vote by mail state for twenty years. Voters’ pamphlets and ballots are mailed to active registered voters two to three weeks before each statewide election.

Update your voter information online using My Vote​​.​​​​​​  If you need your ballot mailed to a different address than the one on record, fill out the Absentee Ballot Request Form,

Voters can return ballots by mailed or at any official drop box across the state. The ballot can be mailed or dropped off at any official drop box​​ ​across the state or delivered to the county elections office.

​​​​​​Ballots must be received or mailed with a valid post mark by 8 p.m. on Election Day.​​​​​​​​​




Tribes in Oregon

Federally recognized tribes

  • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
  • Klamath Tribes
  • Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon
  • Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  • Coquille Indian Tribe
  • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
  • Alturas Indian Rancheria, California
  • Burns Paiute Tribe

State recognized tribes

  • None


Native Vote Coordinator

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Major Party Contact Information

Chair, Dr. Rosa Colquitt


Chair, Justin Hwang

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