Ballots Due Before 8:00 PM TONIGHT!

It is too late to mail ballots, and postmarks do not count. Voters can use any 24-hour official ballot-return box site as well as any Multnomah County Library 24-hour book-return box to safely and securely deposit ballots. 

Locate a ballot box. To find your nearest official ballot-box site or library site visit: multco.us/dropsites.

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Ballots for the May 19th, 2020 Primary Election in Your Mailbox Now!

The U.S. Postal Service Has Begun Delivering Ballots for the May 19th, 2020 Primary Election!

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Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, May 7th should call the county elections office at 503-988-VOTE. 

Multnomah County Elections encourages voters to stay home, stay safe and vote by mail. Thanks to prepaid postage legislation passed in 2019 — a stamp is no longer needed!

Multnomah County voters have until May 14th to safely mail back their ballot for the May 19 Primary Election.  After that date, use any Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon, to return ballots by 8:00 PM, May 19, 2020. To find your nearest official ballot drop site, visit multco.us/dropsites

Voted ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 19th. For more information about the May 19th Primary Election, please visit www.mcelections.org.

Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that April 28, 2020 is the voter registration deadline for the May 19 Primary Election.

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Prepare, Don’t Panic!

From Multnomah County:

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First 2019 Multnomah County Burn Ban Issued

Multnomah Fire Defense Board has issued an outdoor burn ban effective Thursday, May 9, 2019, in all areas of Multnomah County.

The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall and ongoing dry conditions.

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice. Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information. For updated information please call the burning information line at:
–503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10
–503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14
–503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30
–503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, community members should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.

**The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG warning today in consideration of expected high winds. This increases the fire danger significantly and is a rare this time of year.

May 21, 2019 Special District Election for Multnomah County

From Multnomah County Elections: 
The next election in Multnomah County is a local election. The Special District Election will be held on May 21, 2019 for local school district, water district, and rural fire protection district board members. There may also be local measures that include requests for local tax money or proposed changes to laws. Special District Elections are held every odd number year in May.

POSTPONED: Senior Resource Fair on Saturday, February 9

UPDATE from the Office of Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, February 7, 2019: 

Due to inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions, the Senior Resource Fair scheduled for Saturday, February 9th from 10 am – 2 pm  has been POSTPONED. We will announce the rescheduled event date as soon as possible. If you have questions you can contact Hayden Miller at: district3@multco.us or 971-401-2099.

This Saturday, February 9, 2019, Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson will be hosting the second Multnomah County Senior Resource Fair from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the East Portland Community Center!  RSVP via Facebook here. This event is an opportunity to provide easy access to resources that are valuable to older adults in our community. The theme of this year’s event is “Resiliency and Aging”, and will feature a panel discussion on preparedness and aging moderated by Commissioner Vega Pederson.