Calendar with important Election dates

There are four regularly 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. During odd years, the May Special Election is the only election with candidate positions scheduled. During even years, the May Primary and November General are the only elections with candidate positions scheduled. Measures can be placed on the March, May, September or November election. The Oregon Legislature can choose a different special election date. A recall election date occurs based on when the recall petition was filed.


2019 Elections Calendar

The 2019 Election cycle has one regularly scheduled May 2019 Special election for special district board positions and local measures. The November Special Election currently does not have any measures or candidates scheduled

  • May 21, 2019 Special District Election
    • Important dates 
      • 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 for Special District or County 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.
  • 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 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 Calendar

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

  • November 3, 2020 General