Oregon Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodIn person, mail, online.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Deadline21 days before Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticYes, via Motor Voter law with a form being to sent to anyone who applies for or renews a driver's license.

The form provides 3 options - Do nothing (auto registration), select a political party, or opt-out.

No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseOregon uses a vote-by-mail system. Voter can apply for an absentee ballot if he/she will not be in the state or receiving mail during the election period.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineElection DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesIndefiniteNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDN/A; election is by mailNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxAvailable throughout state.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return Deadline8PM on Election DayNo ChangesSB202 - Line 965

PASSED


Ballots accepted as long as they are postmarked by election day.

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyNot prohibitedNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNot prohibitedNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailVote-by-mail system.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonVote-by-mail system.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other---
Cure ProcessNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDVote-by-mail systemNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other OptionsVote-by-mail systemNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Provisional BallotsVote-by-mail systemNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7AM-8PMNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNo LegislationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
ElectioneeringProhibited within 100 feet of any government elections office where ballots may be deposited.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyUpdated continuouslyNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath or movingNo ChangesSB202 - Line 965

PASSED


Does not mark voters as inactive for not voting.