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By The Skanner News

In anticipation of record voter turnout this election, Multnomah County Elections will extended office hours at the elections office.

All registered Oregon voters should have received their ballots. Nov. 3 was the last day to submit Oregon ballots via mail. Ballots can still be submitted through 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Elections Office or at drop sites around the area.

Voters who have not yet returned their ballot can drop it off in person at any of the official 24-hour drop sites located throughout the county before 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 8, at the Elections office, at 1040 SE Morrison St. or at the following drop sites:

  • A-Boy Supply - 7365 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland
  • Goodwill Store - 3134 North Lombard St, Portland
  • Gresham Library - 385 NW Miller Ave, Gresham
  • McDonald's Restaurant - 2010 NE Cesar Chavez Blvd, Portland (drop box located on west side of NE 40th Avenue between NE Tillamook and NE Hancock and near the Hollywood Library)
  • Midland Library - 805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland
  • Multnomah County Elections - 1040 SE Morrison St., Portland (drop box located on the corner of SE 11th and Morrison on SE Morrison).
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square - 700 block of SW Broadway next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom
  • Regal Cinemas Movie Theater / M & M Car Wash - SE Division St & SE 165th Ave, Portland - drop box located in Regal Cinemas parking lot behind M & M Car Wash

Voters can also drop off their ballot at any Multnomah County Library location during regular library hours. A complete list of library locations and hours can be found here. What follows is a list of library branches in North and Northeast Portland:

  • Albina Library, 3605 NE 15th Avenue
  • Fairview Columbia Library, 1520 NE Village Street
  • Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy Boulevard
  • Isom Operations Center,205 NE Russell Street
  • Kenton Library, 8226 N Denver Avenue
  • North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth Street
  • St. Johns Library, 7510 N Charleston Avenue

Registered voters who have not received their ballots or need a replacement should contact the Elections office. Replacement ballots can be ordered at multco.us/elections/webform/order-ahead-replacement-ballot; voters will be able to pick up a new ballot at the “Will Call” window at the Elections office when they arrive. Voters can also call Multnomah County Elections at (503) 988-3720 or visit in person to get assistance or a replacement ballot.

Multnomah County Elections normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Special extended office hours are as follows:

  • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Nov. 3
  • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Nov. 4
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 5
  • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Nov. 6
  • 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Nov. 8 (Election Day)

Voters can also sign up to track their ballot, and will receive notices that say whether the ballot has been accepted or whether it requires further action by the voter. Multnomah County voters can sign up by clicking here.

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.

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