WHO CAN VOTE IN OREGON
When registering to vote, you must provide your Oregon driver's license or state ID card. You must be registered no later than 21 days prior to Election Day to vote.
TO VOTE IN OREGON YOU MUST BE::
o a resident of Oregon
o a US citizen
o 17 years old to register and 18 years old on or before election day to vote
OREGON MOTOR VOTER LAW became effective 1/1/16. Under Motor Voter, those who apply for Oregon drivers' licenses or ID cards are automatically registered as non-affiliated voters and remain so until completion of the party affiliation form mailed by the Secretary of State or completion of the appropriate form on OregonVotes.org. Oregon is a closed primary state and requires voters to be 'affiliated' with the party of the candidate they choose to vote for to receive a ballot in the U.S. Mail for the primary presidential election. for more information click HERE.
If you are active military or overseas, your ballot will be mailed at least 45 days before Election Day. Ballots may be accessed on My Vote, and filled in with Oregon's online ballot-marking tool.
o Ballots can be mailed in
o A signed ballot may be faxed or emailed if you complete and return a waiver
http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL531.pdf to the county
If you are homeless, you must provide a residence address on the voter registration form. This residence address may be any definable location within the county that describes your physical location. This could be a shelter, park, motor home, or other identifiable location. Your mailing address can be the office of the county clerk. You can pick up a ballot at the county elections office.
If you are a convicted felon, your voting rights are restored immediately upon completion of your prison sentence.
If you have moved since the last time you voted, or want to change your party affiliation, you must update your voter registration.
If you are concerned about your privacy, you can register by completing the exemption form at http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Documents/SEL550.pdf and returning it to the county elections office.
If you are disabled and need assistance with voting, you have two options:
o You can use a screen reader and other technology to access a ballot at home
using My Vote. If you have limited or no vision you can use any screen
reader to have your ballot and the Voters’ Pamphlets read to you. This option
requires printing, signing and returning the ballot.
o You can call any Oregon county elections office and ask for assistance. If
requested, election workers will bring an electronic tablet and a portable
printer to your home to assist with voting. The tablets can accommodate
NOTE - If your name has changed, you must re-register by completing and signing a paper registration form and sending it to: 3700 SW Murray Blvd., Ste. 101, Beaverton, OR 97005, so your new signature is recorded.
HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE
Oregon has implemented full online voter registration. Residents can register online at http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/voteinor.aspx
VOTE BY MAIL
Oregon is a vote-by-mail state. Your ballot and voting information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks before Election Day.
HOW TO CAST YOUR BALLOT
Once your ballot is complete, signed and sealed, you can stamp the envelope and put it in US Mail or you can take it to a drop box. To locate your nearest drop box, visit http://www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/
Or, you can vote on Election Day in person at your local municipal clerks’ office between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
OREGON IS A CLOSED PRIMARY STATE
Oregon uses a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates is limited to registered party members. In a closed primary, only voters registered for the party which is holding the primary may vote.