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There are four scheduled election dates each year in Oregon: the 2nd Tuesday in March; the 3rd Tuesday in May; the 3rd Tuesday in September; and the 1st Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The Oregon Legislature can choose a different special election date. A recall election date occurs based on when the recall petition was filed. The 2019 Election cycle has one regularly scheduled May 2019 Special election for special district board positions and local measures. Other election dates may occur with local measures or special candidate races.


May 21, 2019 Special District Election

  • Important dates for the May 2019 Special District Election
    • Feb 9, 2019 - Deadline for County Elections to publish notice of district board election
    • Feb 11, 2019 - First date candidates can file for May Special District Election
    • March 2, 2019 - Deadline to file notice of ballot title with County Elections for publication
    • March 21, 2019 - Candidate filing deadline for Special District candidates
    • March 21, 2019 - Measure filing deadline (completed and noticed).
    • March 25, 2019 - Voters' Pamphlet deadline for candidates and measure arguments
    • March 29, 2019 - Voters' Pamphlet material becomes public record.
    • April 5, 2019 - Military/overseas ballots mailed
    • April 22, 2019 - Out of state ballots mailed
    • April 30, 2019 - Voter Registration deadline - Elections Office open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • May 1, 2019 - Ballots mailed to voters 
       
  • Elections Office and Voting Center Express Extended Hours
    • May 18, 2019 - 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
    • May 20, 2019 - 8:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m.
    • May 21, 2019 - 7:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. Ballots due by 8:00 p.m.

November 5, 2019 Special Election - No measures or candidates are currently scheduled for this Election date. Learn more about a potential Metro parks and nature bond measure that the Metro Council may refer to voters of Metro for the November 2019 Election. 

  • Important dates
    • Aug 16, 2019 - Deadline for Special District or County to file notice of ballot title with County Elections for publication
    • Sept 5, 2019 - Measure filing deadline (completed and noticed).
    • Sept 9, 2019 - Voters' Pamphlet deadline for measure arguments
    • Nov 5, 2019 - Special Election date

2020 Election Dates

The 2020 Election cycle has two scheduled elections, the May 2020 Presidential Primary and the November 2020 Presidential General. 

  • May 19, 2020 Primary
  • November 3, 2020 General