Voting When Houseless or Concerned for Personal Safety

Voting When Houseless

Houseless U.S. Citizens Have a Right to Vote

Voters must provide a residence address on the voter registration form, but this address may be any definable location in the county that describes their physical location. This could be the White Bird’s Front Rooms program (must be a registered client), a shelter, park, motor home, or other identifiable location. The mailing address of a person who is homeless or who resides where mail service is unavailable can also be the office of the county clerk:

c/o Lane County Clerk
275 W. 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

How to Register

To register to vote in Oregon, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Oregon
  • At least 16 years old

If you are not yet 18 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.​​

Voter registration in Oregon is available online and at the county elections office. To register to vote online you will need an Oregon driver’s license, permit or ID card number issued by the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV). If you do not have an Oregon driver’s license, permit or ID card, you can still use the online voter registration application. The information you enter will display on a voter registration card (PDF document) that you will need to print, sign and deliver to the county elections office to complete your registration.

Voting If Concerned for Personal Safety

Some may not want to register to vote because they don’t feel safe disclosing their home address.

Under certain circumstances, a voter can register and vote while maintaining their privacy. To maintain privacy, complete the exemption form: Application to Exempt Residence Address from Disclosure​. Return it to Lane County Clerk at 275 W. 10th Ave., Eugene or contact for more information.​​​

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