Thursday, October 31 is the Last Day to Safely Mail Ballots

October 29, 2019

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

Thursday, October 31 is the Last Day to Safely Mail Ballots: Voters can get help voting or pick up a replacement ballot at two locations in Multnomah County during extended hours

Thursday, October 31 is the last day for voters in Multnomah County to safely mail their ballot for the Special Election on Tuesday, November 5. Remember, ballots returned by mail require one first class stamp. Postage paid return ballots do not begin until 2020. For the November 5, 2019 Election one first-class stamp is still required if returning the ballot by mail. No postage stamp is needed when you drop off your ballot at an official ballot drop site. Ballot envelopes must be signed and ballots received by the elections office by November 5 at 8:00 PM. Postmarks do not count in Oregon.

Thursday, October 31 is the last day for voters in Multnomah County to safely mail their ballot for the Special Election on Tuesday, November 5.

The Special Election is for local measures that include requests for local tax money or proposed changes to laws. Only eligible voters that live within the boundaries of the local districts holding elections received a ballot. The districts on the ballot are City of Portland, City of Troutdale, Metro, Portland Public School District and Sauvie Island Fire District.   

All registered voters should have received their ballots. Registered voters who have not received their ballots or need a replacement should contact the elections office. The Order Ahead Replacement Ballot Service allows voters to go online to, request a replacement ballot and have it ready at “Will Call.” Voters can then pick up their replacement ballot at either the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland 97214 or the Voting Center Express inside the Multnomah County East Building at 600 NE 8th Street, Gresham 97030. Voters can also call Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-VOTE or visit the SE Portland or Gresham location in person to get assistance or a replacement ballot.

Multnomah County Elections has opened an additional location in Gresham through Election Day on November 5. The Voting Center Express is located inside the Multnomah County East Building. Voters can replace a lost ballot, get help voting, ask questions, or vote in person at the Voting Center Express in downtown Gresham. 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

Multnomah County Elections normal hours at both the SE Portland and Gresham locations are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. Extended office hours for the November 5 Special Election are listed below. 

Multnomah County Elections extended hours at the SE Portland and Gresham locations:

  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Monday, Nov. 4 , 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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 can access a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker that’s ready to share on social media. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting 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

Voters who have not returned their ballot can drop it off in person at any of the official 24-hour drop sites located throughout the county before 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 5. Voters can also drop off their ballot at any Multnomah County Library location during regular library hours, Listed below and online at: are all the official 24-hour ballot drop sites and Multnomah County Library locations available until 8:00 PM election night, Tuesday, November 5.  

  • Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building: 1040 SE Morrison St., Portland (Box locations: east side of Southeast 11th between Southeast Alder and Morrison and north side of Southeast Belmont between Southeast 10th and 11th)

  • A-Boy Supply: 7365 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland

  • Central Library: 801 SW 10th Ave. in the outside book return behind the library on SW 11th Ave., Portland

  • Goodwill Store: 3134 N Lombard St., Portland

  • Gresham Library: 385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham.

  • McDonald’s Restaurant: 2010 NE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Portland  (Box location: west side of Northeast 40th Ave. between NE Tillamook and NE Hancock streets)

  • Midland Library: 805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland

  • Parkrose Neighborhood: 4390 NE 102nd Ave., Portland (Box location: east parking lot across the street from MHCC Maywood Park Center on NE 102nd and NE Prescott)

  • Pioneer Courthouse Square: 700 block of SW Broadway, Portland (next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom - Walk Up Only Location).

  • Regal Cinemas Movie Theater / M & M Car Wash: Southeast Division St. & 165th Ave., Portland - drop box located in Regal Cinemas parking lot behind M & M Car Wash 

Multnomah County Library locations:

  • Albina: 3605 NE 15th Ave., Portland

  • Belmont: 1038 SE 39th Ave., Portland

  • Capitol Hill: 10723 SW Capitol Highway, Portland

  • Central: 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland

  • Fairview-Columbia: 1520 NE Village St., Fairview

  • Gregory Heights: 7921 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland

  • Gresham: 385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham

  • Hillsdale: 1525 SW Sunset Blvd., Portland

  • Holgate: 7905 SE Holgate Blvd., Portland

  • Hollywood: 4040 NE Tillamook St., Portland

  • Kenton: 8226 N Denver Ave., Portland

  • Midland: 805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland

  • North Portland: 512 N Killingsworth St., Portland

  • Northwest: 2300 NW Thurman St., Portland

  • Rockwood: 17917 SE Stark St., Portland

  • Sellwood-Moreland: 7860 SE 13th Ave., Portland

  • St. Johns: 7510 N. Charleston Ave., Portland

  • Troutdale: 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd., Troutdale

  • Woodstock: 6008 SE 49th Ave., Portland

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open Oct. 21 - Nov. 5, 2019 

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-VOTE