Register by October 17th to Vote in November Special Election

Register to Vote in Multnomah County’s November Special Election by October 17th

A November Special Election is only seven weeks away on Tuesday, November 7, for eligible voters in Multnomah County. Local ballot measures will be on the ballot and not any candidate races. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed on October 18 with November 2nd indicated as the last day to safely mail return a ballot.

The voter registration deadline for this election is October 17 and only eligible voters who live within the boundaries of the local districts on the ballot will receive a ballot. Portland Community College, Alto Park Water and Hillsboro School are the districts on the ballot.

Oregon voters may register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the elections office, public library, Oregon DMV, or post office.

Further information about voting and how to track a ballot is available on the Multnomah County November Special Election webpage. The county’s Election Division website also offers information to check if one is registered to vote, voting opinions, a military and overseas voters’ guide and more election information.

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Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Democracy Starts With You: Celebrate National Voter Registration Day!
Last year, millions of Americans did not vote because they missed a voter registration deadline or did not know how to register to vote. Tuesday, September 26th is National Voter Registration Day, a national holiday to celebrate our democracy! It is the one day each year that volunteers and organizations from all over the country take action to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to vote.
Multnomah County Elections will join more than 3,000 partners nationwide in hosting a National Voter Registration Day event at the Lloyd Farmers Market (Oregon Square Courtyard, 820 NE Holladay St., Portland OR) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Are you registered to vote?
Maybe you are registered, but what about your family & friends, clients & customers?  Did you move and need to update your address?  Every vote matters, and it is up to each of us to help one another get registered to vote. Remind your friends and family to register to vote now.  You can register to vote or update your voter registration online!  Visit oregonvotes.gov/myvote.

Register to Vote in Multnomah County’s November Special Election by October 17th!

SE Uplift Board Elections

Our neighborhood coalition, SE Uplift, is holding elections for new at-large board members in July!  SE Uplift works to assist the citizens and neighborhood associations of Southeast Portland to create communities that are livable, socially diverse, safe, and vital. They provide an organizational structure and forum to empower citizens to effectively resolve issues of livability and community development.  Meetings are held the first Monday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00PM at 3534 SE Main St.  At-large board member positions serve a one-year term.

To be considered for an at-large board position at SE Uplift, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • represent an organization (ex. Bike Loud PDX)
  • have expertise in a certain area (ex. city planning)
  • are a member of an under-represented group (ex. minority or renter)
  • represent a business association (ex. Woodstock Business Association)

(Applicants representing an organization or business association need to be nominated by their organization.)

Interested?  Apply here by June 14th.

Ballots are in the Mail for the Special District Election

The U.S. Postal Service has begun mailing ballots Wednesday, April 26, for the May 16, 2017 Special District Election. Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, May 4 should call the county elections office at 503-988-3720.

Voters can now sign up to track their ballot and get a virtual “I Voted” sticker. Text, email, or voice alerts tell voters when the county elections office has mailed ballots. Alerts indicate whether the ballot has been accepted for counting or whether it requires further action by the voter. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting: multco.us/elections/track-your-ballot.

Today is Election Day!

Return your ballot before 8:00 PM tonight.

Today, Tuesday November 8 is the last day to vote in the general election. Ballots must be received by 8:00 PM tonight, Tuesday, November 8 for them to count. Voters can find the nearest official ballot drop site anywhere in Oregon by visiting multco.us/elections/multnomah-county-official-ballot-drop-sites.

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All registered voters should have received their ballots. Multnomah County voters who have not received ballots or need assistance should call Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-3720 or visit the Elections office at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland. Voters can also request a replacement ballot online, multco.us/elections/webform/order-ahead-replacement-ballot, and it will be ready for pickup at the Elections Office at “Will Call” when the voter arrives. The Multnomah County Elections Office will be open until 8:00 PM tonight.

Multnomah County Elections provides an interpreter, free of charge to anyone who needs help voting in a language other than English. Additional voting and elections information in nine languages is online at multco.us/education-and-outreach/language-access-voters-needing-interpretation.

Voters who have returned their ballots can check their ballot status and get alerts by signing up for Track Your Ballot, multco.us/elections/track-your-ballot.
Voters who have not yet returned their ballots can drop them off in person at any of the official 24-hour drop sites located throughout the county until 8:00 PM tonight. It is too late to mail ballots and postmarks do not count. Voters can also drop off their ballot at any Multnomah County Library location during regular library hours, multcolib.org/hours-and-locations.

Listed below and online at multco.us/elections/multnomah-county-official-ballot-drop-sites are all the official 24-hour ballot drop sites and Multnomah County Library locations available until 8:00 PM tonight, Tuesday, November 8. Official ballot drop boxes will be emptied regularly throughout the day and promptly at 8:00 PM tonight.

Official 24-hour ballot drop sites:

A-Boy Supply: 7365 SW Barbur Blvd.

Goodwill Store: 3134 N Lombard St.

Gresham Library: 385 NW Miller Ave.

McDonald’s Restaurant: 2010 NE 39th Ave. (Box location: west side of Northeast 40th Ave. between Northeast Tillamook and Hancock streets)

Midland Library: 805 SE 122nd Ave.

Multnomah County Elections: 1040 SE Morrison St. (Box locations: east side of Southeast 11th between Southeast Morrison and Belmont and north side of Southeast Belmont between Southeast 10th and 11th)

Pioneer Courthouse Square: 700 block of SW Broadway (next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom)

Regal Cinemas Movie Theater / M & M Car Wash: Southeast Division St. & 165th Ave., Portland – drop box located in Regal Cinemas parking lot behind M & M Car Wash

Multnomah County Library locations:

Albina: 3605 NE 15th Ave.

Belmont: 1038 SE 39th Ave.

Capitol Hill: 10723 SW Capitol Highway

Central: 801 SW 10th Ave.

Fairview-Columbia: 1520 NE Village St., Fairview

Gregory Heights: 7921 NE Sandy Blvd.

Gresham: 385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham

Hillsdale: 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.

Holgate: 7905 SE Holgate Blvd.

Hollywood: 4040 NE Tillamook St.

Kenton: 8226 N Denver Ave.

Midland: 805 SE 122nd Ave.

North Portland: 512 N Killingsworth St.

Northwest: 2300 NW Thurman St.

Rockwood: 17917 SE Stark St.

Sellwood-Moreland: 7860 SE 13th Ave.

St. Johns: 7510 N. Charleston Ave.

Troutdale: 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd., Troutdale

Woodstock: 6008 S.E. 49th Ave.

The Multnomah County Elections Division will begin releasing unofficial results at 8:00 PM tonight, at its office, online at http://bit.ly/2fdVWbA and on twitter at @MultCoElections. Unofficial election results will be updated on the website throughout election night as additional ballots are counted.

This release may also be viewed in Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese and online.

Mail your ballot by Thursday, November 3rd!

Thursday, November 3 is the last day to MAIL your ballot with a first class stamp!

Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that tomorrow, Thursday, November 3 is the last day to safely mail ballots

Tomorrow, November 3rd is the last day for voters to safely mail their ballot for the general election on Tuesday, November 8. Ballots can be mailed with one first class stamp. Ballots must be received by the Elections Office by November 8 at 8:00 PM. Postmarks do not count in Oregon.

All registered voters should have received their ballots. Registered voters in Multnomah County who have not received ballots or need assistance should call Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-3720 or visit the Elections office at 1040 SE Morrison St., Portland 97214. Special extended office hours are listed below.

Multnomah County Elections office hours:

  • 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 2

  • 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Thursday, November 3

  • 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday, November 4

  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 5

  • 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Monday, November 7

  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 8 (Election Day)

Multnomah County Elections provides an interpreter, free of charge to anyone who needs help voting in a language other than English. Additional voting and elections information in nine languages is online at multco.us/education-and-outreach/language-access-voters-needing-interpretation.

Voters can sign up to track their ballot. Text, email, or voice alerts tell voters when the County Elections office has mailed ballots. Alerts remind voters to return their ballot and say whether the ballot has been accepted or whether it requires further action by the voter. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting: multco.us/elections/track-your-ballot.

Voters who have not returned their ballot can drop them off in person at any of the official 24-hour drop sites located throughout the county before 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 8. Voters can also drop off their ballot at any Multnomah County Library location during regular library hours, multcolib.org/hours-and-locations.

Listed below and online at multco.us/elections/multnomah-county-official-ballot-drop-sites are all the official 24-hour ballot drop sites and Multnomah County Library locations available until 8:00 PM Election Night, Tuesday, November 8.

Official 24-hour ballot drop sites:

  • A-Boy Supply: 7365 SW Barbur Blvd.

  • Goodwill Store: 3134 N Lombard St.

  • Gresham Library: 385 NW Miller Ave.

  • McDonald’s Restaurant: 2010 NE 39th Ave. (Box location: west side of Northeast 40th Ave. between Northeast Tillamook and Hancock streets)

  • Midland Library: 805 SE 122nd Ave.

  • Multnomah County Elections: 1040 SE Morrison St. (Box locations: east side of Southeast 11th between Southeast Morrison and Belmont and north side of Southeast Belmont between Southeast 10th and 11th)

  • Pioneer Courthouse Square: 700 block of SW Broadway (next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom)

  • Regal Cinemas Movie Theater / M & M Car Wash: Southeast Division St. & 165th Ave., Portland – drop box located in Regal Cinemas parking lot behind M & M Car Wash

Multnomah County Library locations:

  • Albina: 3605 NE 15th Ave.

  • Belmont: 1038 SE 39th Ave.

  • Capitol Hill: 10723 SW Capitol Highway

  • Central: 801 SW 10th Ave.

  • Fairview-Columbia: 1520 NE Village St., Fairview

  • Gregory Heights: 7921 NE Sandy Blvd.

  • Gresham: 385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham

  • Hillsdale: 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.

  • Holgate: 7905 SE Holgate Blvd.

  • Hollywood: 4040 NE Tillamook St.

  • Kenton: 8226 N Denver Ave.

  • Midland: 805 SE 122nd Ave.

  • North Portland: 512 N Killingsworth St.

  • Northwest: 2300 NW Thurman St.

  • Rockwood: 17917 SE Stark St.

  • Sellwood-Moreland: 7860 SE 13th Ave.

  • St. Johns: 7510 N. Charleston Ave.

  • Troutdale: 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd., Troutdale

  • Woodstock: 6008 S.E. 49th Ave.