Voter registration deadline approaches for May 2020 Primary

Lane County Elections committed to providing voter services and access while protecting health

April 25, 2020 — The voter registration deadline for the May 19, 2020 Primary Election is Tuesday, April 28, 2020. This is also the deadline for people to change their party affiliation.

“Oregon was the first state to begin conducting elections entirely by mail,” said Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart. “That means we will be able to move forward with the May 19 Primary Election and Oregon voters can cast their ballots from the safety of their own homes.”


Registration options include:

  • Online at no later than 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, April 28. The online option is available to those with a valid Oregon driver’s license, DMV-issued identification card or learner’s permit.
  • Submit a voter registration form to the Elections Office by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 28.
  • Mail a voter registration card to the Elections Office postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 28.

The Lincoln Street ballot drop box at Lane County Elections in Eugene will be open through Tuesday, April 28, at 5 p.m. to make it easier for voters to drop off completed registration cards.

New voters who will turn 18 on or before the May 19 Election Day may register by the April 28 deadline and receive a ballot, even if they are still 17 on the deadline date. 

Primary elections are held so the members of a party can choose the party’s candidates for office. The 40+ percent of Oregonians registered as not affiliated with a political party, or registered with a minor party (Constitution, Independent, Libertarian, Pacific Green, Progressive, Working Families) will receive a ballot that includes only nonpartisan offices. 

For any questions on voter registration and elections in Oregon, go to or call Lane County Elections at 541-682-4234.

Due to COVID-19, the Lane County Elections Office is closed to walk-in appointments. Assistance is available over the phone at 541-682-4234 and via email at [email protected].

 Voters with issues that cannot be resolved via phone or email will be able to make an appointment to visit the Elections Office.


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