April 13, 2020

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Contacts: Tim Scott or Eric Sample, 503-988-3720

Multnomah County Elections Assists Voters with Disabilities or Voter Who Need Help in Their Preferred Language 

The next election in Multnomah County is the Presidential Primary Election on May 19, 2020. Oregon’s elections allow voters to stay at home, stay safe, and vote by mail. And thanks to prepaid postage legislation passed in 2019 — a stamp is no longer needed.  

Voters can also call and request voting and elections-related help from Multnomah County Elections, which is also following physical distancing guidelines established by the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Call 503-988-VOTE.

Voters with disabilities can request help from a friend, family member or someone else they know and trust but please keep in mind physical distancing measures required by the state. If needed, voters can also call and request voting and elections-related help from Multnomah County Elections, which is also following physical distancing guidelines established by the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This help is always free of charge. For more detailed information call 503-988-VOTE (8683). Legally, employers or union representatives cannot provide assistance.

Voters with limited English proficiency can also request assistance. Multnomah County Elections has staff who speak many languages. The Elections Division can also provide an interpreter, free of charge to anyone who needs help in voting in a language other than English. Telephone interpretation is available in any language.Voters needing assistance can go online, call email for help in the voting process including: signing up to vote, marking or reading the ballot, updating voter registration information, understanding election rules and steps in voting or any other election-related help. 

Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that April 28 is the voter registration deadline for the May 19 Primary Election. All eligible voters in Multnomah County will receive a ballot. Oregon voters can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the US Post Office, Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building or Voting Center Express in downtown Gresham. The Voting Center Express — located inside the Multnomah County East Building — is an additional service location that will open on April 27 – May 19, 2020.

Voters who will be away from home on Election Day should contact the elections office to request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.  

Multnomah County Elections wants all voters to be able to vote easily, privately and independently, understand the steps in voting, understand election rules, and know who to ask for help. Each voter’s situation can be different. 

Click here for more information about the May 19, 2020 Primary Election

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open April 27 – May 19, 2020

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-VOTE

Email: elections@multco.us

Website: www.mcelections.org