April 25, 2022
Dear OSU Community Members,
The 2022 primary election is quickly approaching, and Oregon’s vote-by-mail system makes it easy and accessible for registered voters to exercise their right to vote.
To vote in Oregon’s May 17 primary election, you must register to vote by midnight on Tuesday, April 26.
If you are not presently registered to vote, we encourage you to do so through ASOSU’s TurboVote. This system makes it efficient for OSU students, faculty and staff to register, update registration information and receive election reminders. More information for student voters can be found here.
If you are already registered to vote in Oregon, please take a moment to review your voter registration information through the Secretary of State’s website.
It is especially important to ensure that your mailing address is updated to reflect accurately where you will be living on May 17. In Oregon, it is legal to have ballots mailed to your current mailing address even if that location is different from your residential voting address. Additionally, if you have changed your party registration or the appearance of how you sign your name, you must update your voter registration information with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office.
If you are registered to vote in a different state while residing in Oregon, you will need to apply for an absentee ballot from your home county or state’s elections office. Be aware, it is not legal for anyone, including the post office, to forward your ballot.
If you have questions or need information about voter registration, please visit the appropriate elections office website or call the appropriate number below:
Benton County Elections Department:
(541) 766-6756, https://www.co.benton.or.us/elections
Deschutes County Elections Department:
(541) 388-6547, https://www.deschutes.org/clerk/page/elections-and-voting
Lincoln County Elections Department:
(541) 265-4131, http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/clerk/election-history
All other Oregon county elections offices: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx
I encourage you to take the time to register to vote — and once registered, please participate in the upcoming primary election.