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Upcoming Elections

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Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)*?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. is eligible to vote if they intend to reside in Oregon, have a parent, legal guardian, or spouse that is a military or overseas voter under Oregon law, and that parent, legal guardian, or spouse last resided in Oregon.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/myballot.aspx

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/oregon

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

To vote in a primary election for a major party, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. If you do not indicate a political party, you will receive a nonpartisan ballot. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide a State issued ID number. If you do not have a State issued ID number, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers, you must enter in Block 9 "I do not have a State issued ID or social security number".

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Block 6

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

If you are using the FPCA to register to vote, you must mail the form. If you are already registered and are using the FPCA to request an absentee ballot, you can mail, email or fax your signed form to your election official. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit the State absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email or fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Check this box if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot.

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide a State issued ID number. If you do not have a State issued ID number, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers, you must enter in Block 9 "I do not have a State issued ID or social security number".

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Block 6

To vote in a primary election for a major party, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. If you do not indicate a political party, you will receive a nonpartisan ballot. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots, as well as the method in which you would like to receive your ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

You can submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Email your FWAB: Scan the signed Voter's Declaration/Affirmation and the FWAB into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet with secrecy waiver. Email this ballot package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email your FWAB. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FWAB: Fax your FWAB directly to your election official. Be sure to include your ballot, signed Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FWAB toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Baker Baker County Clerk, Elections Office
1995 3rd St, Ste 150
Baker City, OR 97814-3398
Phone: (541) 523-8207
Fax: (541) 523-8240
Benton Benton County Clerk, Elections Office
120 NW 4th St, Rm 13
Corvallis, OR 97330-0888
Phone: (541) 766-6756
Fax: (541) 766-6757
Clackamas Clackamas County Clerk, Elections Office
1710 Red Soils Ct, Ste 100
Oregon City, OR 97045-4300
Phone: (503) 655-8510
Fax: (503) 655-8461
Clatsop Clatsop County Clerk, Elections Office
820 Exchange St, Ste 220
Astoria, OR 97103-4609
Phone: (503) 325-8511
Fax: (503) 325-9307
Columbia Columbia County Clerk, Elections Office
Columbia County Courthouse, 230 Strand St
Saint Helens, OR 97051-2089
Phone: (503) 397-7214
Fax: (503) 397-7266
Coos Coos County Clerk, Elections Office
Coos County Courthouse, 250 N Baxter St
Coquille, OR 97423-1899
Phone: (541) 396-7610
Fax: (541) 396-1013
Crook Crook County Clerk, Elections Office
300 NE 3rd, Rm 23
Prineville, OR 97754-1919
Phone: (541) 447-6553
Fax: (541) 416-2145
Curry Curry County Clerk, Elections Office
94235 Moore St, Ste 212
Gold Beach, OR 97444-9705
Phone: (541) 247-3297
Fax: (541) 247-9361
Deschutes Deschutes County Clerk, Elections Office
P.O. Box 6005
Bend, OR 97708-6005
Phone: (541) 388-6546
Fax: (541) 383-4424
Douglas Douglas County Clerk, Elections Office
P.O. Box 10
Roseburg, OR 97470-0004
Phone: (541) 440-4252
Fax: (541) 440-4408
Gilliam Gilliam County Clerk, Elections Office
P.O. Box 427
Condon, OR 97823-0427
Phone: (541) 384-2311
Fax: (541) 384-2166
Grant Grant County Clerk, Elections Office
201 S Humbolt, Ste 290
Canyon City, OR 97820-6186
Phone: (541) 575-1675
Fax: (541) 575-2248
Harney Harney County Clerk, Elections Office
450 N Buena Vista, 14
Burns, OR 97720-1533
Phone: (541) 573-6641
Fax: (541) 573-8370
Hood River Hood River County Clerk, Elections Office
601 State St
Hood River, OR 97031-1871
Phone: (541) 386-1442
Fax: (541) 387-6864
Jackson Jackson County Clerk, Elections Office
1101 W Main St, Ste 201
Medford, OR 97501-2369
Phone: (541) 774-6148
Fax: (541) 774-6140
Jefferson Jefferson County Clerk, Elections Office
66 SE D St, Ste C
Madras, OR 97741-1739
Phone: (541) 475-4451
Fax: (541) 325-5018
Josephine Josephine County Clerk, Elections Office
P.O. Box 69
Grants Pass, OR 97528-0203
Phone: (541) 474-5243
Fax: (541) 474-5246
Klamath Klamath County Clerk, Elections Office
305 Main St
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-6332
Phone: (541) 883-5157
Fax: (541) 885-6757
Lake Lake County Clerk, Elections Office
513 Center St
Lakeview, OR 97630-1539
Phone: (541) 947-6006
Fax: (541) 947-0905
Lane Lane County Clerk, Elections Office
275 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401-3008
Phone: (541) 682-4234
Fax: (541) 682-2303
Lincoln Lincoln County Clerk, Elections Office
225 W Olive St, Rm 201
Newport, OR 97365-3869
Phone: (541) 265-4131
Fax: (541) 265-4950
Linn Linn County Clerk, Elections Office
300 4th Avenue SW
Albany, OR 97321-2393
Phone: (541) 967-3831
Fax: (541) 925-5109
Malheur Malheur County Clerk, Elections Office
251 B St W, Ste 4
Vale, OR 97918-1375
Phone: (541) 473-5151
Fax: (541) 473-5523
Marion Marion County Clerk, Elections Office
P.O. Box 14500
Salem, OR 97309
Phone: (503) 588-5041
Fax: (503) 588-5383
Morrow Morrow County Clerk, Elections Office
P.O. Box 338
Heppner, OR 97836-0338
Phone: (541) 676-5604
Fax: (541) 676-9876
Multnomah Multnomah County Clerk, Elections Office
1040 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214-2495
Phone: (503) 988-3720
Fax: (503) 988-3719
Polk Polk County Clerk, Elections Office
850 Main St
Dallas, OR 97338-3179
Phone: (503) 623-9217
Fax: (503) 623-0717
Sherman Sherman County Clerk, Elections Office
P.O. Box 365
Moro, OR 97039-0365
Phone: (541) 565-3606
Fax: (541) 565-3771
Tillamook Tillamook County Clerk, Elections Office
201 Laurel Ave
Tillamook, OR 97141-2311
Phone: (503) 842-3402
Fax: (503) 842-1599
Umatilla Umatilla County Clerk, Elections Office
216 SE 5th St, Ste 18
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 278-6254
Fax: (541) 278-5463
Union Union County Clerk, Elections Office
1001 4th St, Ste D
La Grande, OR 97850-2100
Phone: (541) 963-1006
Fax: (541) 963-1013
Wallowa Wallowa County Clerk, Elections Office
101 S River St, Rm 100
Enterprise, OR 97828-1335
Phone: (541) 426-4543 x158
Fax: (541) 426-5901
Wasco Wasco County Clerk, Elections Office
511 Washington St, Rm 201
The Dalles, OR 97058-2266
Phone: (541) 506-2530
Fax: (541) 506-2531
Washington Washington County Clerk, Elections Office
3700 SW Murray Blvd, Ste 101
Beaverton, OR 97005-2365
Phone: (503) 846-5800
Fax: (503) 846-5810
Wheeler Wheeler County Clerk, Elections Office
P.O. Box 327
Fossil, OR 97830-0327
Phone: (541) 763-2400
Fax: (541) 763-2026
Yamhill Yamhill County Clerk, Elections Office
414 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR 97128-4607
Phone: (503) 434-7518
Fax: (503) 434-7520