As Oregon voters cast their ballots in the 2022 midterm election, Common Cause Oregon is urging voters who have questions or experience problems voting to call the national nonpartisan Election Protection hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) to report issues and get help from trained volunteers.
Oregonians can make their voices heard by dropping their ballots off at a drop box or by mailing their ballots back by 8:00 PM on Election Day. Thanks to a new law passed in 2021, ballots postmarked on Election Day will count, as long as they are received within seven days after Election Day. Voters can track their ballots, find drop boxes, and find other election resources at the Secretary of State’s website, OregonVotes.gov.
Common Cause Oregon is encouraging media outlets and news editors to promote the 866-OUR-VOTE Election Protection hotline on their websites, broadcasts, and social media accounts as a nonpartisan resource for voters.
To avoid misinformation and disinformation, Oregon voters can go straight to the Election Division or their local county election office for accurate information.
- Oregonvotes.gov is the first stop for all election information
- County Election Offices can be found here
- Ballot Dropbox Locator can be found here
- The Voters Pamphlet can be found here
Nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline
Voters who have questions or concerns about voting, or spot voter suppression tactics, are encouraged to call the election protection hotline to get help and report problems. Election Protection is the nation’s largest and longest-running nonpartisan voter protection coalition, with more than 100 partner organizations coordinating a dedicated team of trained legal and grassroots volunteers to help all American voters gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting. The coalition organizes a suite of hotline numbers in multiple languages:
- 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) – English language, administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) – Spanish language, administered by NALEO Educational Fund
- 888-API-VOTE (888-273-8683) – Asian and Pacific languages, administered by APIA Vote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC
- 844-YALLA-US (844- 925-5287) – Arabic languages, administered by the Arab American Institute
To learn more about the 2022 Election Protection Program, click here.