The Oregon Voter Registration Deadline is 10/13/2020

October 7, 2020

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Contacts: Tim Scott or Eric Sample, 503-988-VOTE (8683)

The Oregon Voter Registration Deadline is 10/13/2020 

The voter registration deadline for new Oregon voters is on Tuesday (10/13). Make a plan today to register to vote or to check that you are registered to vote at your current address. You can register to vote online at: www.oregonvotes.gov/register. To register to vote online an eligible voter must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, permit, or ID card. The online registration deadline is 11:59 PM on October 13, 2020. 

Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that Tuesday, October 13 is the voter registration deadline for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

If you do not have a valid Oregon drivers license, permit, or ID, or it has expired you will need to register on a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card.  Registration cards can be found at the elections office, Oregon DMV, post office, public library, or printed from our website. The deadline for mailing the Oregon Voter Registration Card is a USPS postmark of October 13, 2020.

Voters can register to vote in-person at two locations in the county; the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building at 1040 SE Morrison Street in Portland or the Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building at 600 NE 8th Street in Gresham. Both voter service locations will offer extended hours: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 13. Multnomah County Elections can accept voter registration forms from any Oregon resident. The deadline for in-person voter registration is 7:00 PM on October 13, 2020.

Multnomah County Elections is following all safety recommendations provided by the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including wearing face coverings and physical distancing guidelines. Face coverings are required when visiting our two voter service locations. Many voter services can also be completed online. For questions, please call 503-988-VOTE (8683).

Make a Plan to VOTE! in the November 3, 2020 General Election 

Oregon’s November 3 General Election includes races for President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, state legislative seats and more. Voters will also decide on statewide and local ballot measures. All registered voters in Multnomah County will receive a ballot for this election. Check that your voter registration record is up to date at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote. Ballots will be mailed out beginning October 14. 

Multnomah County Elections encourages you to Make a Plan to VOTE! The action-focused checklist walks through the steps necessary to ensure your vote is counted:

  1. Register to VOTE.

  2. Get your ballot.

  3. VOTE your ballot.

  4. Return your ballot.

  5. Have a VOICE and make a difference!

Get your ballot.

You will receive your ballot in the mail beginning October 14. If you have not received your ballot by October 22, take action by calling Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-VOTE (8683) for a replacement ballot.

Return your ballot.

As a voter, you have two choices in returning your ballot. Vote early and return your ballot by mail. No stamp needed! Get your ballot in the mail to us by Tuesday, October 27 (earlier if you are mailing from out of state) to ensure it is received by our office on time. Postmarks do not count in Oregon. 

You can also return your ballot to an Official Ballot Drop Site. Return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site in the state or to any 24-hour Multnomah County Library Drop Site. All Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites are listed at multco.us/dropsites

No matter how you choose to return your ballot, it must be received by 8:00 PM on Election Night, November 3, 2020.

Sign up for Track Your Ballot.

Do you want to know when your ballot has been mailed out? Sign up for Track Your Ballot and get a virtual “I Voted” sticker. Text, email, or voice alerts will tell you when the county elections office has mailed your ballot, and upon return when we have received your ballot. Alerts also indicate whether the ballot has been accepted for counting or whether it requires further action by the voter. Inside the “Accepted Ballot” message, voters will get access to a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker ready to share on social media. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting multnomah.ballottrax.net.

Official Ballot Drop Box Changes in North Portland

UPDATE: The North Lombard Street Goodwill Official Ballot Drop Box has been relocated, just two blocks east, to the rear parking lot of the Green Zebra Grocery Kenton location at 3011 N Lombard Street. Please note, the entrance for Green Zebra Grocery rear parking lot is on N Curtis Avenue. 

NEW: We are also excited to announce a new Official Ballot Drop Box, at McCoy Park in North Portland, for the November 3 General Election. The Official Ballot Drop Box, which is a walk-up-only box, is located on the southeast corner of McCoy Park near the intersection of North Trenton Street and North Newman Avenue. 

Gresham Voting Center Express open beginning October 12 

Multnomah County Elections will open its second location, the Voting Center Express in Gresham starting October 12 and running through Election Day, November 3. The Voting Center Express is located inside the Multnomah County East Building at 600 NE 8th Street in downtown Gresham. You can get assistance registering to vote October 12 and October 13 at the voting center. Voters can also replace a lost ballot, get help voting, ask questions, or vote in person at the voting center. 

Countdown to November 3 Election Day

  • Voters’ Pamphlets (state and county) begin to be mailed to all residential households - October 5, 2020 

  • Gresham Voting Center Express Opens - October 12, 2020

  • Voter Registration Deadline - October 13, 2020

  • Ballots begin to be mailed to voters - October 14, 2020

  • All voters should have received their ballot. - October 22, 2020

  • Last day to safely return your ballot by mail - October 27, 2020

  • Election Day - Ballots due by 8:00 PM - November 3, 2020

  • Final official election results are certified - November 23, 2020

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open October 12 - November 3, 2020 

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-VOTE (8683)

Email: elections@multco.us

Website: www.mcelections.org