September 30, 2019

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

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

The next election in Multnomah County is the November 5, 2019 Special Election. There will be local measures on the ballot that include requests for local tax money or proposed changes to laws. 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. 

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

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 or Gresham. This help is always free of charge. 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 also can provide an interpreter, free of charge to anyone who needs help in voting or elections processes in a language other than English. Telephone interpretation is available in any language.Voters needing assistance can go online, call, email or visit a Multnomah County Elections location for help in any step of the voting process including: signing up to vote, marking or reading the ballot, updating voter registration information, understanding elections rules and steps in voting or any other elections related help.

Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that October 15 is the voter registration deadline for the November 5 Special Election.  All eligible voters in Multnomah County will receive a ballot. Oregon voters can register online at or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available from the elections office, public library, Oregon DMV, or post office. 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 will open the Voting Center Express in Gresham for this election. The Voting Center Express will be open Oct. 21 - Nov. 5, located 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 in downtown Gresham.  

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. Each voter’s situation can be different. 

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building
1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open Oct. 21 - Nov. 5, 2019 

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building
600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-VOTE