top of page


Presidential Primary Date:  May 21, 2024

Open or Closed:  Closed

How to Vote in the Primary:  State of Oregon: Elections - Frequently Asked Questions

Primaries and Caucuses - Rock the Vote

Oregon has closed primaries. Voters registered with a particular party may only vote in that party's primary. 

Why don’t I see Republicans/Democrats on my ballot? Understanding closed primaries.︿

​​​Most political parties in Oregon choose to hold closed primaries. In a closed primary, only voters who are registered members of a party can vote for the candidates in that party’s primary. For example, registered Democrats can vote in the Democratic primary for Governor but not in the Republican primary for Governor. Under Oregon law, political parties can choose to have open or closed primaries.​

Many voters in Oregon are not registered with a political party. Check your registration status​ to see if you are registered as a member of a political party.

bottom of page