Vote-By-Mail Made Easy

Vote by Mail                                                                                                                                     (en Español)

All elections in Oregon are Vote by Mail. This means that registered voters receive their ballots in the mail and can vote in the comfort of their home.

Voters' Pamphlets

A state Voters' Pamphlet is mailed to every household in Oregon about 3 weeks before each statewide election. It includes information about each measure and candidate in the upcoming election. If you do not receive a Voters' Pamphlet, you can order or pick one up from:

Some counties may print a voters' pamphlet with local measures and candidates. These may be included with the state pamphlet or mailed separately.

For each statewide election, the Voters' Pamphlet is also available in an accessible online format at


VP State

An audio Voters' Guide is also available for each statewide election. Call 1 866 ORE VOTES for more information.


Ballots are mailed to every registered voter 18 to 20 days before the election.
If you move or change your mailing address you need to update your voter registration information to get a ballot.

The post office will not forward your ballot! 

You have until 8pm on the day of the election to make any updates. If you do not receive your ballot at least 2 weeks before the election, call the Elections Office for help.

When your ballot package comes in the mail, it will include:

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An official ballot
 Sec Env SM
An optional secrecy envelope


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A ballot return envelope



Your ballot return envelope has an area for you to sign. You must sign it in order for your ballot to be counted.

The secrecy envelope is optional and not required. The election Staff will ensure the secrecy of your ballot.

An Elections Official will compare the signature on your ballot return envelope to the signature on your voter registration card to verify your identity.

Signing another person's name is illegal. You must sign your own ballot return envelope.

For more information on the ballot see:

If you have a disability and cannot physically sign your name on the ballot return envelope, you may submit a signature stamp attestation to the County Elections Official.

Other Inserts

You may also receive voting instructions, locations of ballot dropsites, or other useful information from the Elections Office.

Call 1-866-ORE VOTES or the County Elections Office for more information.

Educational Video
To further understand how the system works, you may view this short video that demonstrates the various procedures and safe-guards that ensure the integrity of the entire vote-by-mail process. The video “unwraps” the story of the mail-in ballot and takes viewers behind the scenes, highlighting  the efforts of both staff and volunteers alike, who make certain that votes are tallied accurately and that strict handling procedures are followed at all times.  

Contact the Elections Division


  3700 SW Murray Blvd  
Suite: 101
  Beaverton, OR 97005
  Directions and map




Murray Place




(503) 846-5800


(503) 846-5810