Guide to Voting
1. Voter registration
Deadline to Register/update: OCTOBER 13, 2020 11:59pm
Link to Application: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en
2. Check Your registration
Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.
Check and Update Registration Here:
- Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
- Correct Address
- Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
- Correct Date of Birth
3. Order your mail ballot
all registered voters will automatically receive a ballot two to three weeks before an election.
Students attending out of-state college or voters traveling during an election can still receive a ballot.
Order online Here: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do?lang=eng&source=SOS
Paper Application: https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL111.pdf
Ballot Drop-off Location: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/drop-box-locator.aspx
4. Early voting information
- Oregon is a Vote by Mail State. Registered voters receive an official ballot two to three weeks before an election.
- The ballot return envelope can be stamped and mailed or dropped off at any official drop box across the state. Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
- For a list of dropbox locations visit: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/drop-box-locator.aspx
- If a voter casts their ballot after the Wednesday before an election, the ballot should be left at a drop box site to ensure it is counted.
- Contact your county election officials for more information. To find your county clerk visit:https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx
5. Additional Questions?