A Message for Oregon Voters

Your vote this fall is so important to Oregon! We have a chance to win key elections this year, but we need your help.

We have several races where you can make a difference, including re-electing Governor Kate Brown and replacing Republican Greg Walden with Jamie McLeod-Skinner in Congressional District 2.

We also have critical issues on the ballot, including an anti-immigrant measure that would repeal Oregon’s Sanctuary State law and a proposal to restrict access to safe, legal abortion in our state.

For more information about what’s on the ballot in 2018, please check out www.dpo.org/vote.

Even if you voted from abroad in the past, if you haven't yet requested your ballot this year, you still need to do so to make sure you can vote. Just go to votefromabroad.org, fill in the Federal request form, print, sign and send it in to your local election office here in Oregon.

On behalf of the Oregon Democratic Party I thank you for your commitment to voting!

Democratically yours,
Jeanne Atkins, Chair
Democratic Party of Oregon

Your deadlines are coming up. Don't forget:

REGISTER to vote from abroad by Tuesday, October 16, 11:59 pm PDT. The registration form will also request your ballot and must be sent by mail, postmarked by the deadline. We recommend that you request to have your ballot delivered to you by email, and that you send your request form asap to ensure you have enough time to return your ballot.


REQUEST to receive your overseas absentee ballot by email or fax by Tuesday, November 6. Request to receive your ballot by postal mail by Thursday, November 1. Your request form may be sent by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend sending your request form by email or fax and having your ballot delivered to you by email.


RETURN your ballot to your local election office by email, fax or postal mail by Tuesday, November 6, 8 pm PST.


All overseas voters may vote in elections for federal offices (US House and US Senate races). Overseas voters who indicate they “intend to return” may also vote in Oregon state elections.

Note: When you fill in your ballot request form, be aware that selecting “I intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional.