Voter Registration Information

If you are not currently registered to vote, please do so. Deadline for upcoming election is soon. Information below.

Dear Pacific students and staff,

It’s time to register to vote! Now, many states allow you to register to vote online! You may be unsure where you should register to vote: in your home state? or here in Oregon? If you are a native Oregonian or have established residency in Oregon, you may register in your home county or Pacific's counties (Washington County or Lane County, whichever you now consider home). 

If you have not established residency in Oregon, you may follow the links below to register in your home state and vote by absentee ballot.

Find a link to your state below (Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, California, other states) and join us in this fundamental act of citizenship!

Important Dates and Links for the 2013 General Elections


Voter registration deadline

Oct. 15

Ballots mailed to voters other than long-term absentee and out-of-state voters

Oct. 18-22

Election Day 

Nov. 5 (ballots received by 8 p.m.)

Certification of election results

Dec. 5

What County Should I Register In?

If you are an Oregon resident you may want to register where you consider "home."  

The “home address” is an actual residential address of either yourself or your parent/guardian(s) in the town where you would like to be registered to vote. 

The “mailing address” is where you will receive your ballot in the mail. This may be considered your college mailbox (Pacific University offers courses in both Washington County and Lane County).   

Register Here

If you do not have an Oregon Drivers license, you must register using the paper form.  Otherwise online is fine.

Online Registration: 

Paper Registration:

* Note: Oregon is an all-mail election system. You should expect your ballots mailed to you at the address you provide.


Voter registration deadlines


Mail-in voter registrations and updates

Oct. 7

Online voter registrations and updates

Oct. 7

Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day)

Oct. 18

In-person registration deadline if not already registered in Washington

Oc. 28

Election Day 

Nov. 5  

Register Here

Both online and paper registration:

*Note: Washington State does mail-in voting and your ballots should be mailed to you after completing your registration.  Some counties may still provide polling places however. For information your county, visit


Voter registration deadline

Oct. 6, 2014*

Absentee ballot application deadline 

Oct. 28, 2014 

Election Day 

Nov. 4, 2014

Registration and Absentee Request Form (both are required!)

Paper Registration Form:

Absentee Request Form:

 *Hawaii has no elections in 2013.


(Special Election)

Voter registration deadline

Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically by this date

Sept. 9

Vote by mail ballot requests

Must arrive by Sept. 17

Election Day 

Sept. 24 (ballots received by 8 p.m.)

Registration Form and Absentee/Mail-in Form (must do both):

Registration Form:

Absentee/Mail in Voter Form:


Please visit your Secretary of State website for voter registration and absentee ballot applications, dates and requirements. 

This website can direct you to your state's office:

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Center for Civic Engagement at 503-352-1570 or

Posted by Joe Lang ( on Oct 1, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Edited by Jenni Luckett ( on Oct 1, 2013 at 9:04 AM

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