VOTE: Election 2020
Oregon
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Voting

VOTING IN PERSON

Poll Times
Oregon is an elections-by-mail state. A voter can still vote on Election Day at his or her local municipal clerk's office, however, between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time.


ID Requirements
Oregon is a vote-by-mail state. When registering to vote, a voter must provide his or her driver's license or state ID card number.

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VOTE BY MAIL

Can I vote by mail in Oregon?
Yes, you can! Voting by mail is the default in Oregon.

How do I get my ballot?
Every registered Oregon voter will automatically be mailed a ballot—no need to request one.

What's the deadline to submit my ballot?
Your mail-in ballot must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day (Nov. 3).

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EARLY VOTING

Early voting
Not available (vote-by-mail)

MILITARY OR VOTING OVERSEAS

Members of the military, their families, and US citizens living overseas can request a ballot to vote from anywhere in the world.

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Get Ready to Vote
General Election
November 3
ELECTION DAY

To vote in your state, make sure you’re registered. Here are some important deadlines:

The deadline for online/mail registration is 10/13.

The deadline for in-person registration is 10/13.

Oregon does not allow Election Day voter registration.

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What's on my ballot?

The address will only be used to determine which districts you are a part of. SmartNews will not store your address or use it for any other reason.

Candidates & Races

President of the United States

Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the 46th president of the United States, assuming office on January 20, 2021.

He won the 2020 presidential election on November 3, 2020, with 306 electoral votes. Biden launched his campaign for president of the United States on April 25, 2019. He announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020.

Biden was the 47th vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On January 12, 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.

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Vice President of the United States

Biography

Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

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U.S. Senate Oregon

Biography

Jeff Merkley (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Oregon. He assumed office in 2009. His current term ends on January 3, 2027.

Merkley (Democratic Party, Independent, Working Families Party) ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent Oregon. He won in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Democratic primary on May 19, 2020.

Merkley was the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies during the 115th Congress.

Merkley previously served on the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 47 from 1999 to 2009.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Merkley is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

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Initiatives

Oregon Measure 107
Campaign Finance Limits Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports authorizing the state legislature and local governments to (1) enact laws or ordinances limiting campaign contributions and expenditures; (2) require disclosure of contributions and expenditures; and (3) require that political advertisements identify the people or entities that paid for them.

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A "no" vote opposes authorizing the state legislature and local governments to (1) enact laws or ordinances limiting campaign contributions and expenditures; (2) require disclosure of contributions and expenditures; and (3) require that political advertisements identify the people or entities that paid for them.

Oregon Measure 108
Tobacco and E-Cigarette Tax Increase for Health Programs Measure (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports the measure to increase taxes on tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems (such as e-cigarettes) to fund the state's Medical Assistance Program and other healthcare-related programs.

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A "no" vote opposes the measure to increase taxes on tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems (such as e-cigarettes) to fund the state's Medical Assistance Program and other healthcare-related programs.

Oregon Measure 109
Psilocybin Mushroom Services Program Initiative (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports authorizing the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to create a program to permit licensed service providers to administer psilocybin-producing mushroom and fungi products to individuals 21 years of age or older.

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A "no" vote opposes the creation of a psilocybin program, thus maintaining the state prohibition against the possession, manufacturing, and consumption of psilocybin.

Oregon Measure 110
Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports making personal non-commercial possession of a controlled substance no more than a Class E violation (max fine of $100 fine) and establishing a drug addiction treatment and recovery program funded in part by the state's marijuana tax revenue and state prison savings.

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A "no" vote opposes reclassifying personal non-commercial possession of a controlled substance from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E violation, thereby maintaining the existing maximum penalty for a Class A misdemeanor of one year in prison and a $6,250 fine.