June 30, 2020

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

The City of Portland has called for a Special Runoff Election on August 11, 2020. 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.

The City of Portland has called for a Special Runoff Election on August 11, 2020. All voters in the City of Portland will receive a ballot with the top two candidates from the May 2020 Primary Election for City of Portland Commissioner, 2.

The City Charter and Code require a Special Election for a vacant position. The runoff election for other City of Portland positions, including Mayor and Commissioner, Position 4 are scheduled for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

The voter registration deadline for the Special Election is July 21, 2020. Oregon voters can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the US Post Office and the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building. 

Multnomah County Elections asks voters to check that their address 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 at multco.us/absentee or call Multnomah County Elections for assistance in requesting an absentee ballot as soon as possible.

Oregon’s Vote By Mail elections allow voters to stay at home, stay safe, and vote early. Stamps are not needed to return your ballot. There are two ways you can return your ballot. You can vote from home, by mail with free postage — mailed no later than Thursday, August 6, 2020 (in-state only). If you are voting from an out-of-state absentee address, please mail your ballot back at least one week prior to Election Day. Or, you can use any official drop site in Multnomah County, due by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, August 11, 2020. 

Voters can also 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 also 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 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 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 election rules, and know who to ask for help.  

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open July 27 - August 11, 2020. 

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-VOTE

Email: elections@multco.us

Website: www.mcelections.org