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==Early voting==
 
==Early voting==
 
There is no early voting in Oregon.
 
There is no early voting in Oregon.
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==Proposed changes==
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===2013===
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The 2013 [[Oregon State Legislature]] is considering a bill that would permit automatic voter registration.  The process would require the DMV to send information on licensed drivers to the Secretary of State.  Those that meet the legal requirements to vote and are not already registered would be added to the system.  As Oregon uses a vote by mail system, most residents would then automatically receive a ballot in their mailbox.<ref>[http://www.argusobserver.com/news/ap_state/oregon-bill-would-make-voter-registration-automatic/article_8e736bf2-b8c6-11e2-8d16-0019bb2963f4.html ''Argus Observer,'' Oregon bill would make voter registration automatic, May 9, 2013]</ref>
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Bill
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| [http://www.leg.state.or.us/13reg/measures/main.html HB 3521]
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| April 30, 2013 in [[Oregon House of Representatives]]
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==See also==

Revision as of 12:54, 17 May 2013

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This page has information relating to voting in Oregon. For full information contact your state election agency.

Registration

Oregon uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.

To vote in Oregon, you must meet the following requirements:[1]

  • A resident of Oregon
  • A US citizen
  • At least 17 years old

When and where

You may also register to vote at any County Elections office, the office of the Secretary of State, any DMV office or by downloading the registration form and sending it to your County Elections office. The deadline to register is 21 days before an election.[1]

Online registration

See also: Online voter registration in the 50 states

As of September 2014, Oregon is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting on election day

Vote by mail. If you do not provide valid identification during registration, you will not be eligible to vote for Federal races. You will, however, still be eligible to vote for state and local contests.[2]

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

Oregon is an elections by mail state, however a voter can still vote on election day at their local municipal clerks office 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time.[3]

Absentee voting

Oregon exclusively uses a vote by mail system. As such, there is no need for explicit absentee or early voting procedures.[4]

Early voting

There is no early voting in Oregon.

Proposed changes

2013

The 2013 Oregon State Legislature is considering a bill that would permit automatic voter registration. The process would require the DMV to send information on licensed drivers to the Secretary of State. Those that meet the legal requirements to vote and are not already registered would be added to the system. As Oregon uses a vote by mail system, most residents would then automatically receive a ballot in their mailbox.[5]

Bill Introduced House Vote Senate Vote Gubernatorial Action
HB 3521 April 30, 2013 in Oregon House of Representatives

See also

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