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. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter in the Beaver State.

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Oct 18

Voter Registration Deadline (you will automatically be mailed a ballot if registered by this date)

Nov 8

Election Day (ballot must be received in-person or postmarked by 8 p.m.)

Oregon Voter Guide

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

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady 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! Just make sure you do it by October 18th. Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    Register Here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! Actually in Oregon, as long as you're registered by October 18th, the state will send you a ballot automatically. All you have to do is mail it back by November 8th.

  • Can I vote early?

    Voting in Oregon is voting by mail, so once you've received your ballot and filled it out, it can be mailed or dropped off at any official drop box​​ ​across the state whenever you want, as long as you do it by 8 p.m. on November 8th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    If you're a first time voter in Oregon, to register to vote online you will need an Oregon driver's license, permit or ID card number issued by the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV). If you do not have an Oregon driver's license, permit or ID card, you can still use the online voter registration application. The information you enter will display on a voter registration card (PDF document) that you will need to print, sign and deliver to your county elections office to complete your registration. Once you're registered, you do not need a copy of your ID to vote by mail Oregon.

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Since 2020, it’s gotten easier to cast your ballot in Oregon. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:

When casting your vote…

  • You can now mail in your absentee ballot any time before close of polls on Election Day (previously, it had to be received by Election Day). But don’t be like the student who hands in school assignments at 11:59pm – we suggest you mail your ballot back early, just to be safe.


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • 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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