July 7, 2020

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

This release may be viewed in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Somali.

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

The next election in Multnomah County is the August 11, 2020 Special Runoff Election. All voters in the City of Portland will receive a ballot for this election with the top two candidates from the May 2020 Primary Election for City of Portland Commissioner, Position 2. Dan Ryan and Loretta Smith will be the only names on the ballot for this Special Runoff Election for Commissioner, Position 2. For more information on the candidates, including voters pamphlet statements and upcoming election deadlines visit mcelections.org.

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 election-related help from Multnomah County Elections.

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 election-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 also 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 election rules and steps in voting or any other election-related help.

Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that July 21, 2020 is the voter registration deadline for the August 11 Special Election. All eligible voters in the City of Portland will receive a ballot. Oregon voters can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available from the elections office 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 this election for Portland voters who live or work closer to Gresham. The Voting Center Express will be open July 27 - August 11 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 election 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 July 27 - August 11

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-VOTE (8683)

Email: elections@multco.us

Website: www.mcelections.org