April 29, 2020

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

The U.S. Postal Service has begun delivering ballots today, Wednesday, April 29 for the May 19 Primary Election. Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, May 7 should call the county elections office at 503-988-VOTE. 

Stay home, stay safe and vote by mail -- with free postage!

Multnomah County Elections encourages voters to stay home, stay safe and vote by mail. Thanks to prepaid postage legislation passed in 2019 — a stamp is no longer needed. Multnomah County voters have until May 14 to safely mail back their ballot for the May 19 Primary Election. After that date, use any Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon, to return ballots by 8:00 PM, May 19, 2020. To find your nearest official ballot drop site, visit multco.us/dropsites

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. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting multnomah.ballottrax.net. Inside the “Accepted Ballot” message, voters can access a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker that’s ready to share on social media. The virtual “I Voted” sticker is available in English and nine additional languages. 

For voters needing assistance the Voting Center Express in downtown Gresham and the Multnomah County Elections Office in Southeast Portland are open for the Primary Election. Both locations are following physical distancing guidelines established by the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many voter services can be completed online. For questions, please call 503-988-VOTE (8683). 

Voted ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 19. For more information about the May 19 Primary Election, please visit www.mcelections.org.

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open April 27 – May 19, 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

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