The May 15 Primary Election is right around the corner.
There are nonpartisan state and local races and local measures that don’t require you to register with a party. And, those contests will appear on everyone’s ballot. However, if you wish to vote in a major party’s closed primary, you must be registered with that party by April 24, or you cannot vote in partisan races for U.S. Representative, Governor, State Senator and Representative. It’s easy to check your registration, just visit: oregonvotes.gov/myballot
Oregon's voter registration process at DMV makes registering easier than ever before, but it isn't instantaneous. Anyone who visits the DMV after April 3 must return a paper form to get registered by the April 24 deadline.
This year the Independent Party of Oregon has chosen to open its primary election to voters who are not members of any party.