Oregon Voter Bill of Rights

 

  • You have the right to vote if you are a US citizen, live in Oregon, are 18 years old, and have registered.
  • You have the right to vote if you are homeless.
  • You have the right to vote if you have been convicted of a felony but have been released from custody, even if you are on probation or parole.
  • You have the right to vote even if you have a guardian and even if you need help reading or filling out your ballot.
  • You have the right to vote or cast your ballot if you are in line by 8 PM on Election Day.
  • You have the right to know if you are registered to vote.
  • You have the right to choose whether or not you want to register as a member of a political party.
  • You have the right to use a signature stamp or other mark but first you have to fill out a form. No one can sign for you.
  • You have the right to ask for help from elections staff or from a friend or family member.
  • There are some people who cannot help you vote, for example, your boss or a union officer from your job.
  • You have the right to a secret vote. You do not have to tell anyone how you voted.
  • You have the right to get a “provisional ballot,” even if you are told you are not registered to vote.
  • You have the right to get a new ballot if you make a mistake.
  • You have the right to vote for the person you want. You can write in someone else’s name if you don’t like the choices on your ballot.
  • You have the right to vote “yes” or “no” on any issue on your ballot.
  • You have the right to leave some choices blank on your ballot. The choices you do mark will still count.
  • You have the right to use a voting system for all Federal Elections that makes it equally possible for people with disabilities to vote privately and independently.
  • You have the right to know if your ballot, including a “provisional ballot,” was accepted for counting.
  • You have the right to file a complaint if you think your voting rights have been denied.

(Oregon Constitution, Sections 2 and 3; ORS Chapters 137, 246, 247, and 254; Vote By Mail Manual; Help America Vote Act of 2002; OAR 165-001-0090 and 165-007-0030)