Current and Upcoming Elections
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.
November 6, 2018 General Election
The 2018 Oregon gubernatorial General election will take place on November 6, 2018. The deadline for new Oregon voters to register is October 16, 2018. Military and Overseas ballots will be mailed out on September 21, 2018. Out of state ballots will be mailed out on October 9, 2018. All other ballots will be mailed out beginning on October 17, 2018. The deadline to vote is 8:00 p.m., November 6, 2018.
- Military and Overseas Voters
- General Voter Information
- Information on Candidate & Measure Filings
- Political signs - The size and placement of political signs does not fall under election law. The jurisdiction where a sign is placed controls who you call to ask about sign regulations. Sign regulations vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
- Important dates for the November 2018 General Election
- July 19, 2018 - First date for PUD candidates to file for office.
- Aug 17, 2018 - Last day for County or Special District to file Ballot Title with County Elections for notice.
- Aug 28, 2018 - Last day PUD candidates to file (candidate filing deadline).
- Aug 30, 2018 - Voters' Pamphlet deadline for PUD candidates and runoff Multnomah Co and Metro candidates.
- Sept 6, 2018 - Deadline for cities and Dept of Agriculture (SWCD positions) to certify list of candidates.
- Sept 6, 2018 - Deadline for jurisdictions (County, City and Special District) to file completed and noticed measure title & explanatory statement.
- Sept 10, 2018 - Voters' Pamphlet deadline for city and SWCD candidates.
- Sept 10, 2018 - Measure argument filing deadline for County Voters' Pamphlet.
- Sept 21, 2018 - Military & Overseas ballots mailed.
- Sept 24, 2018 - Absentee ballots available after completing absentee ballot request form
- Oct. 9, 2018 - Out of state ballots mailed.
- Oct 16, 2018 - Voter Registration deadline.
- Oct 17, 2018 - Ballots mailed to voters.
- Nov. 6, 2018 - General Election Day
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.
- 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
- April 5, 2019 - Military/overseas ballots mailed
- April 30, 2019 - Voter Registration deadline
- May 1, 2019 - Ballots mailed to voters
- May 21, 2019 - Special District Election - ballots due by 8:00 p.m.