Contacts: Tim Scott or Eric Sample, 503-988-3720
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 the elections office. 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 provides 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 and there are bilingual Spanish-speaking elections staff.
Voters needing assistance can go online, call, email or visit Multnomah County Elections for help in any step in voting 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 17 is the voter registration deadline for the November 7 Special Election. Only eligible voters that live within the boundaries of the local districts on the ballot will receive a ballot. The local districts on the ballot are Portland Community College, Alto Park Water and Hillsboro School. Oregon voters can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available from the elections office, public library, Oregon DMV or post office.
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.