Oregon does not require ID to vote. 

Oregon is a vote-by-mail state. Your ballot will automatically be sent to the address where you are registered to vote.

Voter Registration in Oregon

Oregon Voter Eligibility Requirements

You must register before you can vote in Oregon.

You are eligible to vote in Oregon if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You a resident of Oregon.
  • You are at least 18 years of age on Election Day. 

You cannot register to vote in Oregon if:

  • You are currently incarcerated for a felony conviction.

Oregon Voter Registration ID Requirements

To register to vote:

  • You must provide your driver’s license number or state ID card number if you have one.
  • If you do not have either of these IDs, you can use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, then leave that space blank on your registration form.

If you don’t provide any of these numbers or the state can’t match the number you provide to official records, you will have to show an accepted form of ID the first time you vote.

You can use one of the following forms of ID. It needs to show your name and current address:
Must be current or unexpired 

  • Oregon driver’s license
  • Oregon state ID card
  • US passport or passport card
  • Tribal ID
  • Student ID
  • Military identification
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other photo ID or government document

Oregon ID Requirements for Voting In Person

You do not need to show ID when you vote in Oregon. 

If you didn’t verify your identity when you registered, you need to provide ID the first time you vote for President or Congress.

Oregon ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Oregon automatically sends mail ballots to all registered voters. You do not need to request your ballot, and no excuse is required to vote by mail.

You will be notified if you need to provide ID with your ballot.

Note that the signature on your ballot must match your signature on file with the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Oregon does not allow you to register and vote on the same day. 

Oregon’s deadline to register for an upcoming election is 21 days before Election Day.

If the registration deadline for an upcoming election has passed, you can still apply to register. Your registration will be processed, and you will be registered to vote in future elections.

You can check your voter information using this form. If you cannot find your information or something is incorrect, contact your county’s elections office.

We recommend that you check your voter information before each election’s voter registration deadline. This will give you time to submit a new registration if your information is missing or incorrect.  

You can also use Oregons’ voter portal website to check your registration and find your polling location.

Each state has its own laws about whether citizens with previous criminal convictions can vote.

To check your eligibility to register to vote in Oregon use Restore Your Vote

You can also learn more by reading this blog post: Can People Convicted of a Felony Vote in the United States?

College students are allowed to vote using their Oregon school residence address. You can decide if you prefer to register in your home state or in Oregon if you attend school there. You may only be registered and vote in one location.

You must be notified if your ballot is missing your signature or if the signature on it does not match your signature in state records.

After you are notified about a missing or mismatched signature, you must complete and return a certified statement correcting your signature to your county’s elections office. The deadline to submit your verification form is the 21st day after the election.


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