Oregon | Voting Guide

 
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Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: 21 days before Election Day


2022

  • Primary Election registration deadline: April 26

  • Primary Election: May 17

  • General Election registration deadline: October 18

  • General Election: November 8

 
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Official Election Websites

More election information available at:

http://sos.oregon.gov/elections


Online voter registration available at:

https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en


Mail-In registration form available at:

https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en

 
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Register at School or Home

Students have a decision about where to register to vote.


You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

 
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What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

Oregon’s online voter registration form asks for your Oregon driver’s license or ID number. The printable voter registration form asks for your Oregon driver's license or ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.


If you do not have either of those, you can provide a copy of an ID that shows your name and address, including:

  • A valid photo ID

  • 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)

 
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What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

Oregon law does not require an ID to vote.

 
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Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Check your mail ballot status or find a ballot drop box site at:

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do?lang=eng&source=SOS

 
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How Can I Vote?

By Mail

All Oregon Elections are conducted primarily by mail. Ballots will be mailed to registered Oregon voters approximately two weeks before an election.


Voters who will not be present at the address associated with their registration during voting, including students attending out-of-state schools, can update their mailing address online through the state's voter portal, or by using the Absentee Ballot Request Form.


Voters with disabilities may receive and mark their ballots electronically using the state's online voter portal. For more information, visit:

https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/disabilities.aspx


Completed ballots must be received by the county clerk’s office, a designated voting location, or an official ballot dropbox by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

 

Election Day

County clerks provide voting booths at designated locations on Election Day for voters who wish to complete and cast a ballot in person until 8 p.m. Contact your county clerk for a list of designated voting locations in your county.

 
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Common Questions/Concerns

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:


Federal Financial Aid

Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA.


Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes

Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes.


Tuition Status

Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community.

 

Will registering to vote in Oregon affect my driver’s license or car registration?

As a full-time student in Oregon, you may be required to obtain an Oregon driver's license and update your car registration, regardless of whether you register to vote there. For more information, you may wish to contact the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed state legal professional.

 

Last updated March 2022