Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 13

Voting in Oregon is conducted entirely by mail, ballot drop off locations can be found here.

Oregon’s Address Confidentiality Program allows survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking to obtain confidential voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons upon their release from incarceration.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID is only required for first-time voters.

Absentee Voting: Any registered Oregon voter can request an absentee ballot, no excuse is required. Voters can download and fill out the application form on the Secretary of State’s website and mail it to the county elections office at least 5 days before the election. The application can be handed in in-person or update it online. Access the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Oregon is one of 9 states with a woman governor (Kate Brown, D). Oregon ranks 3rd in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Oregon Congressional Delegation

Oregon State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Oregon had higher voter turnout than the United States overall in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size