How to Vote

Follow the steps outlined below to make sure your voice counts.

Learn more about our current elections and results by visiting our Elections Department. 

Registering

Make Sure You Qualify

If you are a new voter to the State of Oregon, you must register at least 21 days before the election you want to vote in. ​ To register to vote in Oregon, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Oregon
  • At least 16 years old

If you are not yet 18 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.​​

Register Online

Visit the Secretary of State's website. You'll need your Oregon driver's license, permit or ID card number. 

Or Register Via Mail

If you prefer to complete your registration on paper, you can print a voter registration card  and return it to our office at:

Clackamas County Elections
1710 Red Soils Ct, Suite 100
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503-655-8510

 

Application to Exempt Residence Address Disclosure as a Public Record

Voter registration information such as residence address is public record.  If you or any family member residing in your household do not want this information public for personal safety, please contact Elections for instructions/eligibility requirements.

Persons who are participants in the Department of Justice’s Address Confidentiality Program, please contact Elections for instructions before submitting a voter registration card.”

Contact Information
How to Vote

Make your selections

Oregon uses vote by mail, which means your ballot will come to your home 14-20 days before the election.

When you get your ballot, locate the candidates and/or measure responses (“Yes” or “No”) of your choice by filling in the oval box to the left of your choice with black or blue ink.

To vote for a write-in candidate, one whose name does not appear on the Official Ballot, completely darken the box to the left of the dashed line provided for the office and print the full name of the candidate on that line.

Remember: If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both “Yes” and “No” on a measure, it is called an overvote and your vote for that position or measure will NOT be counted.

Review your ballot

Ensure you have correctly marked your choice(s) for each contest. Your Official Ballot may contain contests printed on both the front and back. Remember to review both sides.

If you lose your ballot, or it is spoiled in any way, contact the Clackamas County Elections Division at 503-655-8510 to request a replacement.

Return your ballot

Place your completed ballot in the optional secrecy sleeve. Then place the secrecy sleeve in the return ballot envelope and seal it. Read and sign the Voter's Statement on the return ballot envelope. Your ballot will not be counted if the return ballot envelope is not signed.

By mail:
Attach sufficient first-class postage to the signed and sealed return ballot envelope. Mail it as soon as possible to arrive at the Clackamas County Elections Division no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. The postmark does not count!

In person:
Deliver the signed and sealed return ballot envelope to any official drop site no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Postage is NOT required if delivered to an official ballot drop box location.

Contact Information
Military and Overseas Voters

Register

You’ll need to make sure that you’re registered to vote in the upcoming election before the deadline.

Ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters at least 45 days before Election Day. Ballots may be accessed online and filled in with Oregon’s online ballot-marking tool.

 

Make your selections and review your ballot

Ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters at least 45 days before Election Day. Ballots may be accessed online and filled in with Oregon’s online ballot-marking tool.

After you receive your ballot, make your selections by filling in the box to the left of your response with black or blue ink.

To vote for a write-in candidate, one whose name does not appear on the Official Ballot, completely darken the box to the left of the dashed line provided for the office and write the full name of the candidate on that line.

Remember: If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both “Yes” and “No” on a measure, it is called an overvote and your vote for that position or measure will NOT be counted.

Review your ballot

Ensure you have correctly marked your choice for each contest. Your Official Ballot may contain contests printed on both the front and back. Remember to review both sides.

If you lose your ballot, or it is spoiled in any way, contact the Clackamas County Elections Division at 503-655-8510 to request a ballot replacement.

Return your ballot

There are three ways to return your ballot as a Military or Out of Country/Overseas voter.

  • Mail
    Clackamas County Elections
    1710 Red Soils Ct, Suite 100
    Oregon City, OR 97045
  • Fax
    A secure fax machine in a private office has been established to ensure your ballot's maximum privacy. This fax number is 503-722-6085.*
  • Email
    The secure email address for emailing ballot packages is ballots@clackamas.us.*

*The option of returning your ballot via fax or email is available to members (and family members) of the military and U.S. citizens living overseas only. Your faxed or emailed ballot must be received by the Elections Division no later than 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Election Day. The faxed or emailed ballot package must include:

The Voters' Pamphlet is posted to the website as soon as they are prepared for printing.

Contact Information
Registering

Make Sure You Qualify

If you are a new voter to the State of Oregon, you must register at least 21 days before the election you want to vote in. ​ To register to vote in Oregon, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Oregon
  • At least 16 years old

If you are not yet 18 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.​​

Register Online

Visit the Secretary of State's website. You'll need your Oregon driver's license, permit or ID card number. 

Or Register Via Mail

If you prefer to complete your registration on paper, you can print a voter registration card  and return it to our office at:

Clackamas County Elections
1710 Red Soils Ct, Suite 100
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503-655-8510

 

Application to Exempt Residence Address Disclosure as a Public Record

Voter registration information such as residence address is public record.  If you or any family member residing in your household do not want this information public for personal safety, please contact Elections for instructions/eligibility requirements.

Persons who are participants in the Department of Justice’s Address Confidentiality Program, please contact Elections for instructions before submitting a voter registration card.”

Contact Information
How to Vote

Make your selections

Oregon uses vote by mail, which means your ballot will come to your home 14-20 days before the election.

When you get your ballot, locate the candidates and/or measure responses (“Yes” or “No”) of your choice by filling in the oval box to the left of your choice with black or blue ink.

To vote for a write-in candidate, one whose name does not appear on the Official Ballot, completely darken the box to the left of the dashed line provided for the office and print the full name of the candidate on that line.

Remember: If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both “Yes” and “No” on a measure, it is called an overvote and your vote for that position or measure will NOT be counted.

Review your ballot

Ensure you have correctly marked your choice(s) for each contest. Your Official Ballot may contain contests printed on both the front and back. Remember to review both sides.

If you lose your ballot, or it is spoiled in any way, contact the Clackamas County Elections Division at 503-655-8510 to request a replacement.

Return your ballot

Place your completed ballot in the optional secrecy sleeve. Then place the secrecy sleeve in the return ballot envelope and seal it. Read and sign the Voter's Statement on the return ballot envelope. Your ballot will not be counted if the return ballot envelope is not signed.

By mail:
Attach sufficient first-class postage to the signed and sealed return ballot envelope. Mail it as soon as possible to arrive at the Clackamas County Elections Division no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. The postmark does not count!

In person:
Deliver the signed and sealed return ballot envelope to any official drop site no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Postage is NOT required if delivered to an official ballot drop box location.

Contact Information
Military and Overseas Voters

Register

You’ll need to make sure that you’re registered to vote in the upcoming election before the deadline.

Ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters at least 45 days before Election Day. Ballots may be accessed online and filled in with Oregon’s online ballot-marking tool.

 

Make your selections and review your ballot

Ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters at least 45 days before Election Day. Ballots may be accessed online and filled in with Oregon’s online ballot-marking tool.

After you receive your ballot, make your selections by filling in the box to the left of your response with black or blue ink.

To vote for a write-in candidate, one whose name does not appear on the Official Ballot, completely darken the box to the left of the dashed line provided for the office and write the full name of the candidate on that line.

Remember: If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both “Yes” and “No” on a measure, it is called an overvote and your vote for that position or measure will NOT be counted.

Review your ballot

Ensure you have correctly marked your choice for each contest. Your Official Ballot may contain contests printed on both the front and back. Remember to review both sides.

If you lose your ballot, or it is spoiled in any way, contact the Clackamas County Elections Division at 503-655-8510 to request a ballot replacement.

Return your ballot

There are three ways to return your ballot as a Military or Out of Country/Overseas voter.

  • Mail
    Clackamas County Elections
    1710 Red Soils Ct, Suite 100
    Oregon City, OR 97045
  • Fax
    A secure fax machine in a private office has been established to ensure your ballot's maximum privacy. This fax number is 503-722-6085.*
  • Email
    The secure email address for emailing ballot packages is ballots@clackamas.us.*

*The option of returning your ballot via fax or email is available to members (and family members) of the military and U.S. citizens living overseas only. Your faxed or emailed ballot must be received by the Elections Division no later than 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Election Day. The faxed or emailed ballot package must include:

The Voters' Pamphlet is posted to the website as soon as they are prepared for printing.

Contact Information
Registering

Make Sure You Qualify

If you are a new voter to the State of Oregon, you must register at least 21 days before the election you want to vote in. ​ To register to vote in Oregon, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Oregon
  • At least 16 years old

If you are not yet 18 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.​​

Register Online

Visit the Secretary of State's website. You'll need your Oregon driver's license, permit or ID card number. 

Or Register Via Mail

If you prefer to complete your registration on paper, you can print a voter registration card  and return it to our office at:

Clackamas County Elections
1710 Red Soils Ct, Suite 100
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503-655-8510

 

Application to Exempt Residence Address Disclosure as a Public Record

Voter registration information such as residence address is public record.  If you or any family member residing in your household do not want this information public for personal safety, please contact Elections for instructions/eligibility requirements.

Persons who are participants in the Department of Justice’s Address Confidentiality Program, please contact Elections for instructions before submitting a voter registration card.”

Contact Information
How to Vote

Make your selections

Oregon uses vote by mail, which means your ballot will come to your home 14-20 days before the election.

When you get your ballot, locate the candidates and/or measure responses (“Yes” or “No”) of your choice by filling in the oval box to the left of your choice with black or blue ink.

To vote for a write-in candidate, one whose name does not appear on the Official Ballot, completely darken the box to the left of the dashed line provided for the office and print the full name of the candidate on that line.

Remember: If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both “Yes” and “No” on a measure, it is called an overvote and your vote for that position or measure will NOT be counted.

Review your ballot

Ensure you have correctly marked your choice(s) for each contest. Your Official Ballot may contain contests printed on both the front and back. Remember to review both sides.

If you lose your ballot, or it is spoiled in any way, contact the Clackamas County Elections Division at 503-655-8510 to request a replacement.

Return your ballot

Place your completed ballot in the optional secrecy sleeve. Then place the secrecy sleeve in the return ballot envelope and seal it. Read and sign the Voter's Statement on the return ballot envelope. Your ballot will not be counted if the return ballot envelope is not signed.

By mail:
Attach sufficient first-class postage to the signed and sealed return ballot envelope. Mail it as soon as possible to arrive at the Clackamas County Elections Division no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. The postmark does not count!

In person:
Deliver the signed and sealed return ballot envelope to any official drop site no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Postage is NOT required if delivered to an official ballot drop box location.

Contact Information
Military and Overseas Voters

Register

You’ll need to make sure that you’re registered to vote in the upcoming election before the deadline.

Ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters at least 45 days before Election Day. Ballots may be accessed online and filled in with Oregon’s online ballot-marking tool.

 

Make your selections and review your ballot

Ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters at least 45 days before Election Day. Ballots may be accessed online and filled in with Oregon’s online ballot-marking tool.

After you receive your ballot, make your selections by filling in the box to the left of your response with black or blue ink.

To vote for a write-in candidate, one whose name does not appear on the Official Ballot, completely darken the box to the left of the dashed line provided for the office and write the full name of the candidate on that line.

Remember: If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both “Yes” and “No” on a measure, it is called an overvote and your vote for that position or measure will NOT be counted.

Review your ballot

Ensure you have correctly marked your choice for each contest. Your Official Ballot may contain contests printed on both the front and back. Remember to review both sides.

If you lose your ballot, or it is spoiled in any way, contact the Clackamas County Elections Division at 503-655-8510 to request a ballot replacement.

Return your ballot

There are three ways to return your ballot as a Military or Out of Country/Overseas voter.

  • Mail
    Clackamas County Elections
    1710 Red Soils Ct, Suite 100
    Oregon City, OR 97045
  • Fax
    A secure fax machine in a private office has been established to ensure your ballot's maximum privacy. This fax number is 503-722-6085.*
  • Email
    The secure email address for emailing ballot packages is ballots@clackamas.us.*

*The option of returning your ballot via fax or email is available to members (and family members) of the military and U.S. citizens living overseas only. Your faxed or emailed ballot must be received by the Elections Division no later than 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Election Day. The faxed or emailed ballot package must include:

The Voters' Pamphlet is posted to the website as soon as they are prepared for printing.

Contact Information

Keep in Mind/Tips

Eligible voters must be registered 21 days before an election in order to cast a ballot.

Your ballot must be received by Clackamas County Elections or an official ballot drop box no later than 8 p.m. on the day of the election. The postmark does not count.