To register to vote in Oregon, you must be:
Since January 2016, the Oregon Motor Voter Act makes voter registration automatic, shifting from an opt-in process to an opt-out process. It eliminates the need to fill out the voter registration card for those with qualifying interactions (applying for, renewing, or replacing an Oregon drivers’ license, ID card, or permit) at the DMV. Instead, eligible Oregonians will receive a mailing from the Oregon Elections Division explaining their options for registering to vote. (Motor Voter Act of 2016).
For more information, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State website.
Oregon is a Vote-By-Mail state for all elections. Registered voters receive a ballot via USPS mail two to three weeks before an election.
Since January 2016, the Oregon Motor Voter Act makes voter registration automatic, shifting from an opt-in process to an opt-out process. It eliminates the need to fill out the voter registration card for those with qualifying interactions (when an eligible unregistered voter (over 16 years old, an Oregon resident, and a US citizen) visits the DMV to apply for, renew, or replace an Oregon drivers’ license, ID card, or permit) at the DMV. Instead, eligible Oregonians will receive a mailing from the Oregon Elections Division explaining their options for registering to vote.
Register using the online portal (multilingual).
To register online, you need an Oregon driver's license, permit or ID card number issued by the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV).
Print a registration form (PDF), review ID requirements, fill it out, and return to your county elections office 21 days before Election Day. Printed registration forms are available at your county elections offices and some public libraries.
If you have an Oregon driver license or state ID card, you can update your information entirely online
MyVote will send your registration information to your county election officials, who will update your record. This usually takes a few days.
A name change needs to be updated by completing a new paper registration form and returning it to your county elections office.
To cancel voter registration and be removed from the voter rolls, contact the county in which you registered. You can check your registration information in the My Vote portal to confirm the county where you are registered.
For online voter registration, a Oregon drivers license or state ID is required.
Under the Oregon Motor Voter Act, when an eligible unregistered voter (over 16 years old, an Oregon resident, and a US citizen) goes to the DMV to apply for, renew, or replace an Oregon drivers’ license, ID card, or permit, they will automatically be registered to vote and will receive a mailing from the Oregon Elections Division explaining their options for registering to vote.
Oregon is a vote-by-mail state, so photo IDs are not required to vote since voting is done through mail.
Oregon is a vote by mail state, so all elections are conducted by mail.
Students attending an out-of-state college or voters traveling during an election can still receive a ballot.
Oregon is a vote-by-mail state.
Any Oregon voter can get assistance to:
You can also get help from a care provider, family member or other trusted person. Under Oregon law you cannot receive help from your employer, an agent of the employer, or a union officer or agent of a union of which you are a member.
Call your County Elections Office or 866-673-8683 to get assistance.
TTY: 800-735-2900 for the hearing impaired
Voters' pamphlets are sent to Oregon residents two to three weeks before an election, giving time to research issues or candidates.
Registered voters also receive an official ballot to complete and insert into the security envelope which is placed in the ballot return envelope and signed by the voter. The ballot return envelope can be mailed or dropped off at any official drop box across the state.
Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Drop Box Locator: The Drop Box Locator will be available 20 days before the next statewide election. For more information about drop box locations for a county, contact the County Elections Official.
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (even years)||
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, Attorney General, Judges of Probate (elected every four years)
State Senator (elected every two years)
State Representative (elected every two years)
Statewide ballot measures
|Municipal (odd years)||
School Board and other boards and commissions
Mayor or First Selectman
Registrar of Voters
Aldermen or Selectmen
Local ballot measures
Deadline to register to vote in 2022 Primary Election: April 26, 2022
Primary Election: May 17, 2022
Deadline to register to vote for 2022 General Election: October 18, 2022
General Election: November 8, 2022
Any person who believes that a violation of Title III of the federal Help America Vote Act has occurred, is occurring, or is about to occur may file a complaint form with the office of the Secretary of State.
If you believe a violation of Oregon election law has occurred, you may want to proceed with a formal complaint with the Elections Division. Under ORS 260.345(1), complaints must be from an individual registered to vote in Oregon, and the complaint must be signed. Please note that communications with the Elections Division pertaining to your complaint are subject to disclosure under public records law.
Your complaint must be in writing, must be signed, and filed no later than 90 calendar days after the election at which the violation is alleged to have occurred or 90 calendar days after the violation itself is alleged to have occurred, whichever is later.
An investigation request may be filed:
Anonymous complaints will not be investigated.
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) (Arabic)
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