ABOUT THIS STATE

Oregon, the teacher's pet of voting. You were the first state to have vote by mail elections, making it SUPER EASY for everyone to vote, and you have some of the highest voter participation counties. You can basically hear the other states rolling their eyes. SUCK IT, WASHINGTON. Oregon has two main elections in 2022: Its primary election will take place on May 17, and the general will be held on November 8. There may be two additional elections but stay tuned for more information. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter in the Beaver State. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Apr 26

Primary Registration Deadline

May 17

Primary Absentee Return Deadline (in person and postmarked by)

May 17

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Oregon Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    do it
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. Only registered members of a political party have the right to vote in that party's primary, and voters must be formally registered with that party prior to Election Day.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! Actually in Oregon, as long as you're registered by April 26th, the state will send you a ballot automatically. All you have to do is mail it back by May 17th.

  • Can I vote early? (primary)

    You can vote early by mail.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details from VoteRiders.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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