July 16, 2020

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

Multnomah County reminds voters that Tuesday, July 21 is the voter registration deadline for the August 11 Special Runoff Election 

Voters can register to vote online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register. To register to vote online, an eligible voter must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, permit, or ID card. The online registration deadline is 11:59 PM on July 21, 2020. 

The Special Runoff Election for voters in the City of Portland will be held on Tuesday, 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. Dan Ryan and Loretta Smith will be the only names on the ballot for this Special Runoff Election for Commissioner, Position 2. For more information on the candidates, including voters pamphlet statements and upcoming election deadlines, visit mcelections.org.

Tuesday, July 21 is the voter registration deadline for the August 11, 2020 Special Runoff Election.

The Portland City Charter requires a special runoff election for a vacant position. The runoff for the other City of Portland positions that are not vacant including Mayor and Commissioner, Position 4, will be on the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot. 

Voters can register to vote on paper with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. Registration cards can be found at the elections office or post office. Voters can also access a fillable PDF of the Oregon Voter Registration Card in multiple languages. The deadline for mailing the Oregon Voter Registration Card is a USPS postmark of July 21, 2020. Voters can register to vote in person at the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214. 

Ballots for the August 11 Special Runoff Election will be mailed to voters beginning on July 22. Only voters who live within the boundaries of the City of Portland will receive a ballot. 

Voters who will be away from home on Election Day should contact the elections office to request an absentee ballot as soon as possible. Voters can check their registration status online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote. Registered voters who have moved must update their voter registration information online or fill out a new Oregon Voter Registration Card. 

Oregon’s elections allow voters to stay at home, stay safe, and vote by mail. And thanks to prepaid postage legislation passed in 2019 — a stamp is no longer needed.

Multnomah County Elections will open an additional location in Gresham for this election. The Voting Center Express will be open July 27 - Aug 11 inside the Multnomah County East Building located in downtown Gresham. Voters will be able to replace a lost ballot, get help voting, ask questions, or vote in person at the Voting Center Express.

Multnomah County Elections is following all safety recommendations provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including wearing face coverings and physical distancing guidelines. Many voter services can also be completed online. For questions, please call 503-988 VOTE (8683).

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open July 27 - Aug 11, 2020

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-VOTE (8683)

Email: elections@multco.us

Website: www.mcelections.org