Prepare for the General Election on November 8th.
Election Day, November 8, 2022, is less than two months away. The November 8 general election in Oregon includes races for the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, the Governor, state legislative seats, and other positions. Voters will also cast ballots on statewide and local issues.
Beginning on Wednesday, October 19, ballots will be mailed to every registered Multnomah County voter. To ensure that you receive your ballot as quickly as possible, it’s critical to register to vote and maintain your current registration.
Making a plan to vote and celebrating National Voter Registration Day(link is external) with Multnomah County Elections on September 20, 2022, can both assist you as a voter and be ready for the November 8 general election.
Plan to vote in this November’s election!
Multnomah County Elections is urging voters to Make a Plan to Vote in advance of the election’s deadline on November 8! Voters can follow the five steps on the action-focused checklist to make sure their vote is counted:
- If you wish, register to vote and select a party.
- Fill out your ballot.
- Vote on your ballot.
- Your ballot must be returned.
- Local elections are significant. Make your vote count!
First and foremost, register to vote. The deadline for voter registration is October 18, 2022.
The deadline to register to vote in this election is Tuesday, October 18. Online registration is available at oregonvotes.gov (the link is external). If you move, change your name, or want to change your party affiliation, make sure to update your voter registration. Check that your voter registration includes your current address and mailing address. After you’ve checked your registration, sign up for Track Your Ballot!
Get your ballot.
Beginning October 19, you will receive your ballot in the mail. If you haven’t received your ballot by October 27, contact Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-VOTE (8683) to request a replacement. If you are away from home for this election, you can sign up for an absentee ballot, which will be available beginning September 26, 2022.
Vote on your ballot.
Don’t forget to sign your ballot return envelope. Your signature serves as identification. Every signature on every ballot is checked to ensure that it corresponds to the signature on the voter’s registration. If you fail to sign or your signature does not match, we will send you a letter and contact you through Track Your Ballot so that you can take action and we can count your vote.
Do you have any questions or need help voting? If you have a disability or require assistance in a language other than English, we have voter assistance available. Call us at 503-988-8683.
Return your ballot.
When it comes to returning your ballot, you have two options. Vote early and mail in your ballot. No stamp is required! Ballots must be postmarked on or before November 8, 2022, Election Day.
Additionally, you can drop off your ballot at an authorized drop site. Your ballot must be returned to a Multnomah County Library Drop Site or an official ballot drop box open 24 hours a day throughout the state. On multco.us/dropsites, you may find a list of all the official Multnomah County polling places. Voting results must be received at an official drop site by 8 p.m. Nov. 8, 2022, election night.
To track your ballot, register.
Do you want to know when your ballot will be delivered? Register for Track Your Ballot to receive a virtual “I Voted” sticker. Text, email, and voice alerts will notify you when the county elections office has mailed your ballot and when we have received it. Alerts also indicate whether the ballot has been accepted for counting or whether the voter must take further action. Voters will be able to access a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker inside the “Accepted Ballot” message, ready to share on social media.
USE YOUR VOICE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
On September 20, observe National Voter Registration Day.
National Voter Registration Day is on Tuesday, September 20, 2022! National Voter Registration Day, which was first observed in 2012, has grown into a nonpartisan national holiday when tens of thousands of organizations and volunteers mobilize to make sure that our loved ones, friends, and neighbors Make a Plan to Vote! Voter registration is the first action in the plan!
On Tuesday, October 18, voter registration for the next general election in November must be completed. Visit OregonVotes.gov to register to vote online. Anytime you move, alter your name, or wish to change your party affiliation, be sure to update your voter registration. Verify that your current address and postal address are listed on your voter registration as soon as possible.
Engage in It!
- Make sure everyone in your circle of friends and family are registered to vote at their current address and that you Make a Plan to VOTE!
- Visit our Make a Plan to Vote page! Voter registration guidelines, downloadable registration cards, signage, and pamphlets are all included in the virtual voter registration kit.
- To participate in a National Voter Registration Day event, get in touch with your local government or community organization.
Countdown to the general election on November 8
- September 20th, 2022, is National Voter Registration Day.
- Mailing the voters’ pamphlet to all residential addresses from October 12–14, 2022.
- Opening of the Gresham Voting Center Express: October 17, 2022.
- The deadline for voter registration is October 18, 2022.
- Voters start receiving ballots in the mail on October 19, 2022.
- Each voter ought to have gotten a ballot. – Oct 27, 2022.
- The 2022 election is on November 8th.
- December 5, 2022, marks the certification of the election’s results.