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Make a difference! Cast your vote!

posted Oct 16, 2017, 9:19 AM by Jennifer Knoll   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 2:46 PM ]

Please remember to register to vote or update your voter registration if you have moved or changed political parties so you’re ready to fill out and return your ballot when it arrives in the mail.


To register to vote in Oregon, you must be a U.S. citizen, an Oregon resident, and at least 17 years old. The deadline to register to vote in an election is 21 days before election day.


The Oregon Secretary of State’s website lists the following schedule for regular elections:

  • The 2nd Tuesday in March

  • The 3rd Tuesday in May

  • The 3rd Tuesday in September

  • The 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November


Registered voters receive a ballot in the mail about two weeks before an election.


There are three ways to register to vote in Oregon:

  1. Have your Oregon driver’s license or state ID card handy and register online

  2. Pick up a voter registration form at the post office or library (or download online) and return it in the mail

  3. Go to the county elections office to fill out a form


Automatic voter registration is available if you are eligible to register to vote and apply for an original, renewal, or replacement driver’s license, permit or ID card at the DMV.


If you have moved, changed your name or mailing address, or want to change political parties, you can update your voter registration through the same methods.


For more information about voting in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website.

Jennifer Knoll,
Oct 18, 2017, 2:46 PM