On March 13, 2018 there will be a special election for voters in the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue District (TVF&RD). Only the 3,300 voters in the TVF&RD will be receiving a ballot for this election.
Important dates for the March 13, 2018 Special Election:
January 26, 2018 - Ballots are mailed to military and overseas voters.
February 19, 2018 - Presidents’ Day, Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building is closed.
February 20, 2018 - Voter Registration Deadline
February 21, 2018 - Ballots are mailed to the 3,300 eligible voters in Multnomah County for this election.
March 1, 2018 - All eligible voters should have received a ballot.
March 8, 2018 - Last day to safely mail voted ballot to ensure it arrives by election day.
March 13, 2018 - Election Day, Voted ballots must be returned before 8:00 PM to be counted.
You can register to vote in Oregon online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register, on paper with an Oregon Voter Registration Card, or in person at the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214. The elections office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Multnomah County Elections will be CLOSED Monday February 19, 2018 for the Presidents' Day federal holiday.
Please check that your address is up-to-date in your voter registration record. If you have moved you can update your address online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. If you will be away from your home on election day you can request an absentee ballot to be mailed to your temporary address. Please visit Elections Frequently Asked Questions or call Multnomah County Elections for assistance in requesting an absentee ballot as soon as possible.
You can also sign up to Track Your 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, you will get access to a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker ready to share on social media.
Voters with disabilities can request help with voting from a friend, family member or someone else they know. If needed, voters can also call and request voting and elections related help from Multnomah County Elections. Elections voter assistance teams can help a voter in their home, at the facility they live in, or at an elections service location in SE Portland. This help is always free of charge. Legally, employers or union representatives cannot provide assistance.
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.
A voted ballot can be sent to the elections office with one first-class stamp or by dropping it off in an official ballot drop site in Oregon. Open ballot drops sites for the March 13, 2018 Special Election are listed below.
Official 24-hour ballot drop sites:
The following drop sites are open 24 hours and will be available after ballots are mailed out. They will remain open until 8:00 PM election night.
Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building
1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland
24-hour ballot drop slot available to pedestrians on the north side of the building. Parking available on SE 11th and SE Morrison.
North Plains City Hall
31360 NW Commercial Street, North Plains
Washington County Elections Office
(Service Center East Building)
3700 SW Murray Boulevard, Beaverton
Washing County library drop site locations:
The following inside library drop sites are available during normal library hours listed below and will be open until 8:00 pm on Election Day.
Cedar Mill Community Library
12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sat. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sun. Noon – 5:00 PM
West Slope Community Library
3678 SW 78th Avenue, Portland
Mon. – Thur. 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM, Fri. – Sat. 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Sun. Closed
Voted ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on Tuesday March 13, 2018. Ballot envelopes must be signed and ballots received by the elections office. Postmarks do not count in Oregon.
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM on Election Day, Tuesday, March 13, 2018