Oregon Motor Voter and Vote By Mail

Oregon Motor Voter (OMV)
In January 2016, Oregon's new voter registration law, Oregon Motor Voter, took effect. The program modernizes voter registration in Oregon and provides a secure, simple, and convenient way for more Oregonians to become registered voters. In short, it provides automatic voter registration when you apply for your original, renewal or replacement license, permit or ID card at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). To find out more, click on the Oregon Motor Voter link to the left.

Vote by Mail 
In 1998 Oregon voters passed a ballot measure directing all elections be conducted by mail. Vote by mail is a method of distributing ballots for an election. Instead of using polling places where voters go to cast ballots on Election Day, a ballot is mailed to each registered voter. The ballot is voted and returned to the county election office to be counted. Vote by mail increases voter participation, removes barriers that can keep people from getting to the polls, allows more time for people to study issues and candidates before marking the ballot, and saves taxpayer dollars.