Register to vote in Oregon
You can now register to vote in Oregon online. It takes less than a minute—why not do it right now?
Not sure if you're registered at your current address?
Look yourself up using this page: Am I Registered to Vote?
- New Registrations must be postmarked 21 days before Election Day - for the May 2013 election the deadline is April 30, 2013
- Party changes must be received at the Elections office 21 days before Election Day.
- Address changes for voters who are already registered in Oregon can be made up until polls close on Election Day—although we don't recommend cutting it that close. If you haven't received your ballot and believe that your registration may be out of date, contact your county elections office.
Can I vote in the Democratic primary?
In Oregon, only registered Democrats may vote in the Democratic primary. If you would like to change your registration to the Democratic Party, you can update your voter registration online (it's the same process as filling out a new registration). If you are unsure that you are registered as a Democrat in Oregon, you can check your registration status online.
Am I eligible to vote in Oregon?
You may register to vote in Oregon if:
- You are a resident of Oregon.
- You are a United States citizen.
- You are at least 17 years of age (you will receive ballots for elections that occur after your 18th birthday).
Voting in Oregon
Oregon is a "vote by mail" state. Ballots are all sent through the mail, and are not forwarded. You must be able to receive mail at the mailing address on your registration.
Requesting an absentee ballot
Use this form to request your absentee ballot.
Voting from abroad
Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at VoteFromAbroad.org, a project of Democrats Abroad.
And then contact your local branch of Democrats Abroad to get involved!
I have other questions about voting in Oregon
Call our Voter Hotline at (877) 257-6154 with any questions or concerns you have about voting. Also, see the Secretary of State's online guide to voting in Oregon or contact your county elections office. They're there to help you vote.