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.

 

2017 Election Dates

  • March 14, 2017 - Special Election - no election in Multnomah County.
  • May 16, 2017 - Special District Election - Regularly scheduled election for special district board positions.
    • Jan 31, 2017 - Deadline for special districts to notify Elections Division what board positions will be on the ballot for the May 2017 Special Election.
    • Feb 6, 2017 - 1st date for candidates to file in-person at Elections office for open positions.
    • March 16, 2017 - Deadline for candidates to file for open positions and deadline for jurisdictions to file ballot title and explanatory statement for measure.
    • March 20, 2017 - Deadline for filed candidates to file optional Voters' Pamphlet statement and deadline for measure arguments to be filed.
    • March 31, 2017 - Military & Overseas ballots mailed
    • April 3, 2017 - Ballots available in Elections office 
    • April 25, 2017 - Voter registration deadline for new Oregon voters
    • April 26, 2017 - Ballots mailed to voters
    • May 16, 2017 - Election day.
  • September 19, 2017 - Special Election (potential date - no scheduled election)
    • July 20, 2017 - Deadline for jurisdictions to file measure title & explanatory statement
    • Sept. 19, 2017 - No election currently scheduled.
  • November 7, 2017 - Special Election (potential date - no scheduled election)
    • Sept 7, 2017 - Deadline for jurisdictions to file measure title & explanatory statement
    • Nov. 7, 2017 - No election currently scheduled.