Register To Vote

Learn more about how to register to vote in Oregon. For detailed information, visit the Oregon Secretary of State Voting & Elections website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Election Day: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 8pm

Registration Deadline: On or before Tuesday, October 18, 2022

How do I Register to Vote in Oregon?

Register online at the Oregon Secretary of State website.

Register by mail using a voter registration form.

Visit your local county elections office.

Recently moved? Remember to update your voter registration each time you move! Ballots are sent to the address you are registered under; ballots are not forwarded to a different address.

General Elections Information

The Oregon Secretary of State administers Oregon’s elections. Learn more about voting in Oregon by visiting their elections information website.

Need more detailed information? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions website.

When is Election Day?

Ballots are due by 8pm on Election Day (Nov. 8, 2022) and must be received or mailed with a valid postmark.

When Will I Receive My Ballot?

You should expect your ballot and voters’ pamphlets by mail two – three weeks before Election Day.

If you are under the age of 18 years, you will not receive a ballot until after your 18th birthday.

Where Are Ballot Drop Boxes? What is the Postmark Rule? How Does Voting By Mail Work?

Ballot Drop Box

A drop box is available in the Werner University Center (WUC) 2nd level, adajcent to the Information Desk. For more Oregon drop box locations, contact your local county elections office.

Postmark Rule

Ballots mailed on Election Day are allowed to be counted, even if they are received up to seven days after Election Day.

Voting By Mail

For over 20 years, Oregon has been using vote-by-mail. You can mail your ballot on Election Day, as long as it is picked up or postmarked by the Post Office by 8pm.

How Can I Check the Status of My Ballot?

You can track your ballot online using the My Vote website. Additionally, some county election offices can notify voters via text, phone, or email. Contact your local county elections office to learn more.

Voting Information for Students

The Oregon Secretary of State has provided detailed information for college students, such as what is the difference between a campus residential address and mailing address, out-of-state voting, absentee ballot, and more. Visit their Student Voters website to learn more about voting as a student.

Contact Us

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs 503.838.8221 | studentaffairs@wou.edu