Contacts: Tim Scott or Eric Sample, 503-988-3720
The next election in Multnomah County is the Oregon Gubernatorial Primary Election. This statewide election will be held on Tuesday, May 15. Each of Multnomah County’s more than 517,000 eligible voters will receive a ballot in the last week of April.
Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that April 24, 2018 is the voter registration deadline for the May 15 Primary Election. Oregon voters can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the elections office, public library, Oregon DMV, or post office.
April 24, 2018 is also the party choice deadline. Voters who wish to vote in a major party’s closed primary election need to be registered as a member of that party (Democratic or Republican) by the deadline. Voters can choose their party affiliation online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote. The Independent Party of Oregon has chosen to open its primary election to voters who are not members of any party for the May 15 Primary Election. To receive a ballot for the Independent Party of Oregon complete and return the Voters Not Registered with a Political Party (PDF) form via, email, mail, fax, or in person to Multnomah County Elections by 5:00 PM on April 24, 2018.
Multnomah County Elections asks voters to check that their address, party affiliation, and name are up-to-date in their voter registration record. Voters can update their information online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. Voters who will be away from home on election day should request an absentee ballot to be mailed to their temporary address. Voters should visit Elections Frequently Asked Questions, bit.ly/MultCoAbsentee or call the Multnomah County Elections office for assistance in requesting an absentee ballot as soon as possible.
Voters can sign up to track their ballot and get a virtual “I Voted” sticker. Text, email, or voice alerts tell voters when the county elections office has mailed ballots. Alerts indicate whether the ballot has been accepted for counting or whether it requires further action by the voter. Inside the “Accepted Ballot” message, voters will get access to a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker ready to share on social media. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting multnomah.ballottrax.net.
Multnomah County Elections will open its second location, the Voting Center Express in Gresham for this election. The Voting Center Express will be open April 30 - May 15 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 at 600 NE 8th Street in downtown Gresham.
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. 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.
Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building
1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214
Open April 30, 2018 - May 15, 2018
Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building
600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030