The U.S. Postal Service has begun mailing ballots today, Wednesday, April 26, for the May 16 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.
Inside the “Accepted Ballot” message voters will get access to a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker ready to share on social media. The virtual “I Voted” sticker is available in English and nine additional languages. “I Voted” is written within the Oregon state shape in the state flag colors of navy blue and gold. Oregon voter turnout continues to be one of the highest in the nation and this design celebrates that fact.
A voted ballot can be sent to the elections office with one first-class stamp or by dropping it off at any official ballot drop site in Oregon. Official ballot drop sites include all Multnomah County Library locations and eight 24-hour official drop sites. To find the nearest official ballot drop site, go online to multco.us/elections/multnomah-county-official-ballot-drop-sites.
Voted ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16. For more information about the May 16 Special District Election, please visit mcelections.org.