Get Out The Vote!

July 9, 2020

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Q: How do I register to vote, and when do I  need to register by to vote in the November general election?

A: The voter registration deadline to vote in the November general election is October 13th, 2020. There are three ways to register to vote in Oregon. You can mail in a voter registration form or you can visit the County Elections Office to register in person. You can also register online using VOTE411 by clicking HERE.

Q: When is the 2020 general election taking place?

A: All ballots will be due on November 3rd, 2020. Make sure to check your voter registration to make sure you are registered with the correct address to receive your ballot in the mail. You can update and check on your voter registration online via VOTE411 by clicking HERE

Q: How do I vote via Oregon's "vote by mail" system?

A: All registered voters will receive their ballot in the mail two to three weeks before the November 3rd, 2020 election date. Make sure your voter registration is updated with your current address. Voters will also receive a security envelope and ballot return envelope that will need to be signed by the voter before mailing it or dropping it off at an official ballot dropbox. All ballots must be received by 8pm on November 3rd, 2020 to be counted in the general election.

Q: How do I request an "absentee ballot" in Oregon if I am out-of-state or travelling during the voting period?

A: Oregon residents and registered voters can request an absentee ballot in Oregon by filling out the Absentee Ballot Request Form and returning it to the County Elections Office. Voters are also able to update their status to request an Absentee Ballot via MyVote by clicking HERE. Voters who are overseas or in the military can learn more about requesting an absentee ballot and voting HERE.

Q: Who is eligible to vote in the 2020 general election?

A: All U.S. citizens over the age of 18 are eligible to vote in the 2020 general election. Although you can register to vote in Oregon at the age of 16, you will not receive a ballot until after your 18th birthday. If you are receiving your U.S. citizenship on or before an election date you must submit a voter registration card to the County Elections Office along with evidence of citizenship before the voter registration deadline on October 13th, 2020. 

Q: Who is running for office in the 2020 general election? 

A: In Oregon, over 180 candidates are running for local state-level positions (State Senators, State Representatives, Attorney Generals, Circuit Court Judges, State Supreme Court Judges, State Court of Appeals Judges, etc.) and national-level positions (President). You can view all of the Oregon positions that wll be voted on in the 2020 general election HERE. You can view all of the candidates in the 2020 general election HERE.

Q: Does Oregon have voters assistance for those with disabilities?

A: Yes, Oregon offers the option of voters assistance for those with disabilities. Any Oregon voter can get assistance with registering to vote, voting on their ballot, and returning their ballot. Call your County Elections Office or 866-673-8683 to request voters assistance and see the Voting Instructions for Voters with a Disability guide.

Q: How will the State of Oregon ensure that my information is protected when voting in the 2020 general election?

A: The State of Oregon has put many security meaures in place to ensure that all voter information is protected from cybercriminals. These include preventative measures, detection measures, and increased security. Find out more about the security measures in place to protect voter information in the 2020 general election HERE.