Monday, November 3, 2008

Oregon does not restrict alcohol sales on Election Day

Alcohol sales are not restricted in Oregon on Election Day.

Liquor stores are open, operating as usual during their normal business hours. State law allows liquor store operators to open or close at their discretion on Sundays and holidays. Election Day is not one of the nine state holidays defined by state law.

Please call your local liquor store to determine their normal operating hours. Phone numbers are available at the OLCC’s Web site:
Election Day is Tuesday, November 4. Don't forget to vote!


  1. The state should also consider that elections day can spark some incidents involving alcohol abuse. That is why liquor stores must temporarily close on the said day.

  2. I don't see why states should enforce the ban of alcohol sales on election days. I don't see relation between alcohol sales and election day. Sure the people running and their constituents may drink more but that is normal for any kind of big event.