TODAY, Tuesday November 3, 2020 is Election Day!

TODAY is Election Day.Ballots must be received before 8:00 PM tonight, November 3, 2020!

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Today, November 3, 2020 is the last day to vote in the November 3 General Election. Ballots must be received before 8:00 PM tonight for them to count. It is too late to mail your ballot back, and postmarks do not count. Use an Official Ballot Drop Site to safely and securely return your voted ballot. Return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon or to any 24-hour Multnomah County Library Drop Site. Please return your voted ballot to the Official Ballot Drop Site closest to you (Google Map) to reduce congestion at other locations.

Ballots are continuously picked up from library locations and Official Ballot Drop Boxes by teams of sworn election officials throughout the day. These sites will close promptly at 8:00PM tonight. All 30 of Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites, including library locations, are safe and secure. Official Ballot Drop Sites in Multnomah County are listed below and at multco.us/dropsites.

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Too Late to Mail! Find a Ballot Drop Site!

From Multnomah County Elections:

It is Too Late to Mail! Return Your Ballot to an Official Ballot Drop Site.

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Return your voted ballot to an Official Ballot Drop Site. It is too late to return your ballot by mail. Postmarks do not count in Oregon. In order to ensure your ballot is received by the county elections office before 8:00 PM on Election Night, November 3 you must return it to any Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon. In Multnomah County, you can return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site or to any 24-hour Multnomah County Library Drop Site. Please return your voted ballot to the Official Ballot Drop Site closest to you (Google Map) to reduce congestion at other locations. Ballots are picked up from library locations and Official Ballot Drop Boxes by teams of sworn election officials on a daily schedule. All 30 of Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites, including library locations, are safe and secure. All Official Ballot Drop Sites are listed at multco.us/dropsites.
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Today is National Voter Registration Day!

From Multnomah County Elections:

September 22, 2020

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Today is National Voter Registration Day! Register in September to be ready to VOTE in November!

The General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

Oregon’s November 3 General Election includes races for President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, state legislative seats and more. Voters will also have the opportunity to decide on statewide and local ballot measures. 

Ballots will be mailed to all registered Multnomah County voters beginning Wednesday, October 14. It is important to make sure that you are registered to vote and keep your registration up to date so that you can receive your ballot as soon as possible.   

Read more, check your voting status, and/or register to vote by clicking here!

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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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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Voter Registration and Party Choice Deadline Tuesday

From Multnomah County Elections:

Tuesday, April 24 is the Voter Registration Deadline and the Party Choice Deadline!

Multnomah County reminds voters that Tuesday, April 24 is the voter registration deadline for the May 15 Primary Election.Oregon voters can register to vote online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register. To register to vote online an eligible voter must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, permit, or ID card. The online registration deadline is 11:59 PM on April 24. Voters can register to vote on paper with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. Registration cards can be found at the elections office, Oregon DMV, post office, or public library. The deadline for mailing the Oregon Voter Registration Card is a USPS postmark of April 24.
Voters can also register to vote at the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214. The Multnomah Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building will be open extended hours: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM on April 24. Multnomah County Elections can accept voter registrations from any Oregon resident.

Last Day to Mail Ballots for the January 23, 2018 Election

Thursday, January 18 is the last day to safely mail ballots: Voters can get help voting or pick up a replacement ballot at two locations in Multnomah County.

Thursday, January 18 is the last day for voters to safely mail their ballot for the Special Election onTuesday, January 23. Ballots can be mailed with one first class stamp. Voters are encouraged to return ballots promptly because of the possibility of inclement winter weather.

Ballot envelopes must be signed and ballots received by the elections office by January 23 at 8:00 PM. Postmarks do not count in Oregon.
Multnomah County Elections Offers Extended Hours
Multnomah County Elections normal hours at both the SE Portland (1040 SE Morrison Street) and Gresham (600 NE 8th Street) locations are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday.
Multnomah County Elections extended hours at both locations:
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 20
  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday, January 22
  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, January 23 (Election Day)

Multnomah County voters can get a replacement ballot sent by mail or available to be picked up in-person at “Will Call” at our SE Portland or Gresham locations during business hours. A replacement ballot will be available at the elections service location within two hours of request. Order a replacement ballot online or by calling 503-988-3720.

January 2018 Special Election Resources

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.