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Oregon

Population

4,217,737

Voting-Age Pop.

3,002,261

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 52 %
Trump 40 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 13, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com


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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    No
  • Same-Day Registration
    No
  • ID Required
    No


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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Oregon is a vote-by-mail state. Registered voters will receive a ballot two or three weeks before an election.

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  • Yes, all registered voters in Oregon will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the general election.

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Yes, all registered voters in Oregon will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the general election.

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  • Oct 14: First day to mail ballots for the general election.

When will I receive my ballot?

Oct 14: First day to mail ballots for the general election.

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  • The ballot return envelope can be stamped and mailed, or dropped off at any official drop box​ across the state.


    If a voter casts their ballot after the Wednesday before an election, the ballot should be left at a drop box site to ensure it's counted.


    Ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.​​​​​​​​

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The ballot return envelope can be stamped and mailed, or dropped off at any official drop box​ across the state.


If a voter casts their ballot after the Wednesday before an election, the ballot should be left at a drop box site to ensure it's counted.


Ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.​​​​​​​​

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  • Oregon is a vote-by-mail state where all registered voters receive a ballot.

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Oregon is a vote-by-mail state where all registered voters receive a ballot.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

No

Early in-person voting is not available in this state.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

No

The deadline to register is 21 days before Election Day.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

No

Oregon is a vote-by-mail system. Voters receive an official ballot to complete and insert into the security envelope, which is placed in the ballot return envelope and signed by the voter.



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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - sos.oregon.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Social Security Number

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  • Current Oregon Driver's License or State ID Card

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  • Utility Bill

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  • Other Form

    If you do not have valid Oregon ID or Social Security number, provide a copy of one of the following that shows your name and current address: Valid photo identification, paycheck stub, bank statement, government document, proof of eligibility under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act or the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act.


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Covid-19 Voting

Voting resources regarding Covid-19 are developing.

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