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Oregon Voting Guide

Voter participation is a critical aspect of a functioning democracy. Every American state holds elections, and every state has different rules and regulations for their voting process. Because it is mail-in only, the voting system in Oregon is different from most other states in the U.S., so it is important to learn about it before casting your ballot.

Am I Eligible to Vote in Oregon?

In order to vote in Oregon, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • A resident of Oregon
  • At least 18 years of age (although you can register to vote at 16)

Additionally, you cannot vote in Oregon if:


Where Do I Vote?

Because all voting in Oregon is done by mail-in ballots, there are no absentee ballots or polling places. There are, however, many ballot drop boxes to place your filled-out ballot.

How to Register in Oregon

There are several ways to register to vote in Oregon. This includes registering:

In Person

You can print a voter registration form and drop it off at your local county election office.


You can register to vote online on the Oregon Online Voter Registration website.

At the DMV

You will be registered to vote if you apply for, renew, or replace a driver's license, driver's permit, or ID card.

By Mail

You can fill out a voter registration form and mail it to your county elections office.

Oregon Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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