Multnomah County Elections opens new Voting Center Express in Gresham to improve access to services

January 5, 2018

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Multnomah County Elections announces the opening of the Voting Center Express inside the Multnomah County East Building in downtown Gresham. The Voting Center Express is an additional service location that will be open the 15 days before each election in 2018.  The Voting Center Express is open beginning January 8 through Election Day on January 23.

The Voting Center Express is part of Multnomah County Elections efforts to expand access to voting services. Its location, in downtown Gresham will provide a closer choice for service for more than 165,000 Multnomah County voters. At the Voting Center Express citizens can replace a lost or damaged ballot or update their voter registration information. Voters with a disability can get assistance. Voters who speak a language other than English can get assistance in their native language. Elections staff are available for questions or any other elections related help.

The Voting Center Express is open with voters getting assistance with replacement ballots at the front counter. Signs provide information in 6 languages.

There will be a press conference at 10:00 AM today, January 8 to celebrate increasing citizen access to voting and elections services at the new voting center. The local community is invited to come see the space and hear from speakers.

The Voting Center Express is located inside the Multnomah County East Building at 600 NE 8th Street in Gresham near the Gresham Central Transit Center and parking. The Voting Center Express is open January 8 to Election Day, January 23.  Normal office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. Extended open hours for the January 23 Special Election are listed below. The Voting Center Express will be CLOSED on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Voting Center Express will offer extended open hours:

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 20

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday, January 22

7:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, January 23 (Election Day)

Ballots can only be accepted at the Voting Center Express during open hours.  The nearest 24-hour official ballot drop box site is in the parking lot at the Gresham Library at 385 NW Miller Avenue.  To find other Multnomah County official ballot drop sites, go online to bit.ly/MultCoDropSites.

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.

Voted ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 23. Voters are encouraged to return ballots promptly because of the possibility of inclement winter weather. For more information about the January 23 Special Election or the Voting Center Express, please visit www.mcelections.org.

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open January 8, 2018 - January 23, 2018

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-3720

Email: elections@multco.us

Website: www.mcelections.org