The next election in Multnomah County is a local Special Election, to be held on November 5, 2019. There are local ballot measures on the ballot and there will be no candidate races. Only eligible voters that live within the boundaries of the local districts holding elections will receive a ballot. The districts on the ballot are the City of Portland, City of Troutdale, Metro, Portland Public School District and Sauvie Island Fire District.
October 15 is the voter registration deadline for the November 5 Special Election. Oregon voters can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the elections office, public library, Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, or post office.
Multnomah County Elections asks voters to check that their address and name are up to date in their voter registration record. Voters can update their information online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. Voters who will be away from home on election day should request an absentee ballot to be mailed to their temporary address. Voters should visit Elections Frequently Asked Questions at multco.us/absentee or call Multnomah County Elections for assistance in requesting an absentee ballot as soon as possible.
Voters can 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. Inside the “Accepted Ballot” message, voters will get access to a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker ready to share on social media. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting multnomah.ballottrax.net.
Multnomah County Elections will open its second location, the Voting Center Express in Gresham for this election. The Voting Center Express will be open October 21 - November 5 inside the Multnomah County East Building. Voters will be able to replace a lost ballot, get help voting, ask questions, or vote in person at the Voting Center Express at 600 NE 8th Street in downtown Gresham.
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. Multnomah County Elections wants all voters to be able to vote easily, privately and independently, understand the steps in voting, understand elections rules, and know who to ask for help.
Today is National Voter Registration Day.
Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building
1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214
Open Oct. 21 - Nov. 5, 2019
Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building
600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030