The USPS Has Begun Delivering Ballots Today, October 14 for the November 3, 2020 General Election 

October 14, 2020

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Contacts: Tim Scott or Eric Sample, 503-988-VOTE (8683)

Multnomah County Elections Mails Ballots to More than 560,000 Registered Voters for the November 3 General Election.

The United States Postal Service has begun delivering ballots today, Wednesday, October 14 for the upcoming election. As a voter in Multnomah County, you can sign up for our Track Your Ballot service at multnomah.ballottrax.net to know when your ballot is on its way to you. If you do not receive your ballot by Thursday, October 22, take action and contact the county elections office at 503.988.VOTE (8683).

Wednesday, October 14, 2020: The USPS Has Begun Delivering Ballots Today, October 14 for the November 3, 2020 General Election

State and County Voters Pamphlets Are Available

Oregon’s November 3 General Election includes federal, state, and local candidate races as well as both statewide and local ballot measures. You can find out more information about the candidates and measures that will be on your ballot in both the Oregon State Online Voters’ Guide (PDF)   and the Multnomah County Voters’ Pamphlet. The League of Women Voters and Disability Rights Oregon have also produced nonpartisan voting guides.

Make a Plan to VOTE! 

Multnomah County Elections encourages you to Make a Plan to VOTE! The action-focused checklist walks through the steps necessary to ensure your vote is counted:

  1. Register to VOTE. - THE OREGON VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED

The Oregon Voter Registration Deadline has passed. If you have not already done so, we ask that you check that your voter registration information is accurate and up-to-date.  If you have moved, update your mailing address NOW to ensure you receive a ballot. Ballots are not forwardable mail. You can update your voter registration information at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote

  1. Get your ballot.

  2. VOTE your ballot.

  3. Return your ballot.

  4. Have a VOICE and make a difference!

Sign up for Track Your Ballot

Do you want to know when your ballot has been mailed out? Sign up for Track Your Ballot and get a virtual “I Voted” sticker. Text, email, or voice alerts will tell you when the county elections office has mailed your ballot, and upon return when we have received your ballot. 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.

Two Choices to Return Your Ballot 

As a voter, you have two choices in returning your ballot. Vote early and return your ballot by mail. No stamp needed! Get your ballot in the mail to us by Tuesday, October 27 (earlier if you are mailing from out of state) to ensure it is received by our office on time. Postmarks do not count in Oregon. 

You can also return your ballot to an Official Ballot Drop Site. Return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site in the state or to any 24-hour Multnomah County Library Drop Site. All 30 Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites are listed below and at multco.us/dropsites

No matter how you choose to return your ballot, it must be received by 8:00 PM on Election Night, November 3, 2020.

Official Ballot Drop Box Changes in North Portland

UPDATE: The North Lombard Street Goodwill Official Ballot Drop Box has been relocated, just two blocks east, to the rear parking lot of the Green Zebra Grocery Kenton location at 3011 N Lombard Street. Please note, the entrance for Green Zebra Grocery rear parking lot is on N Curtis Avenue. 

NEW: We are also excited to announce a new Official Ballot Drop Box, at McCoy Park in North Portland, for the November 3 General Election. The Official Ballot Drop Box, which is a walk-up-only box, is located on the southeast corner of McCoy Park near the intersection of North Trenton Street and North Newman Avenue. 

30 Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites to Serve You

Multnomah County has thirty Official Ballot Drop Sites available now until 8PM on Election Day for you to return your ballot.  Official Ballot Drop Sites include all Multnomah County Library locations. Please return your voted ballot to the Official Ballot Drop Site closest to you to reduce congestion at other locations.  Ballots will be picked up from library locations and Official Ballot Drop Boxes on a regular schedule.

Portland

North Portland

  • St. Johns Library (Library Book Drop) –7510 N Charleston Ave. (see map)

  • North Portland Library (Library Book Drop) – 512 N Killingsworth St. (see map)

  • Kenton Library (Library Book Drop) – 8226 N Denver Ave. (see map)

  • Green Zebra Grocery – NEW LOCATION 3011 N Lombard St. (Official Ballot Drop Box located in rear parking lot off of N Curtis Ave.) (see map)

  • McCoy Park – NEW LOCATION – located on the southeast corner of McCoy Park near the intersection of North Trenton Street and North Newman Avenue – Walk up Only) (see map)

Northeast Portland

  • Albina Library – NEW LOCATION (Official Ballot Drop Box) –216 NE Knott St. (see map)

  • Hollywood Library (Library Book Drop) – 4040 NE Tillamook St. (see map)

  • McDonald's Restaurant – 2010 NE Cesar Chavez Blvd. - Official Ballot Drop Box located on the west side of NE 40th Avenue between NE Tillamook and NE Hancock and near the Hollywood Library. (see map)

  • Gregory Heights Library (Library Book Drop) – 7921 NE Sandy Blvd. (see map)

  • Parkrose Neighborhood – 4390 NE 102nd Ave. – Official Ballot Drop Box located in the east parking lot across the street from MHCC Maywood Park Center on NE 102nd Ave. and NE Prescott St. (see map)

Northwest Portland

  • Northwest Library (Library Book Drop) – 2300 NW Thurman St. (see map)

Southeast Portland

  • Multnomah County Elections – 1040 SE Morrison St. (see map)

    • SE 11th Avenue – NEW LOCATION – Official Ballot Drop Box located on the east side of SE 11th Ave. between SE Alder St. and SE Morrison St.

    • SE Belmont Street – Official Ballot Drop Box located on the north side of SE Belmont St. between SE 10th Ave. and SE 11th Ave.

    • 1040 SE Morrison Street – Walk/bike up Official Ballot Drop Site is a slot in the building located at the corner of SE 11th Ave. and SE Morrison St.

  • Belmont Library (Library Book Drop) – 1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd. (see map)

  • Sellwood – Moreland Library (Library Book Drop) – 7860 SE 13th Ave. (see map)

  • Woodstock Library (Library Book Drop) – 6008 SE 49th Ave. (see map)

  • Holgate Library (Library Book Drop) – 7905 SE Holgate Blvd. (see map)

  • Midland Library (Official Ballot Drop Box) – 805 SE 122nd Ave. (see map)

  • Regal Cinemas Movie Theater / M & M Car Wash – SE Division St. & SE 165th Ave. – Official Ballot Drop Box located in Regal Cinemas parking lot behind M & M Car Wash (see map)

  • Rockwood Library (Library Book Drop) – 17917 SE Stark St.  (see map)

Southwest Portland

  • A–Boy Supply – 7365 SW Barbur Blvd. (see map)

  • Capitol Hill Library (Library Book Drop) – 10723 SW Capitol Hwy. (see map)

  • Hillsdale Library (Library Book Drop) – 1525 SW Sunset Blvd. (see map)

  • Central Library – 801 SW 10th Ave. Drive up Library Book Drop located on SW 11th Ave. between SW Yamhill St. and SW Taylor St. (see map)

  • Pioneer Courthouse Square – 700 block of SW Broadway (next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom – Walk up Only) (see map)

Fairview

  • Fairview – Columbia Library (Library Book Drop) – 1520 NE Village St. (see map

Gresham

  • Gresham Library (Official Ballot Drop Box) – 385 NW Miller Ave. (see map)

  • Voting Center Express – Limited Hours – Multnomah County East Building, 600 NE 8th St. – There is an Official Ballot Drop Box located inside the Voting Center Express on the first floor of the Multnomah County East Building. It is open only during voting center open hours. You will need to park and then walk inside to deposit your ballot. (see map)

Troutdale 

  • Troutdale Library (Library Book Drop) –2451 SW Cherry Park Rd. (see map

Countdown to November 3 Election Day

  • Ballots begin to be mailed to voters - October 14, 2020

  • All voters should have received their ballot. - October 22, 2020

  • Last day to safely return your ballot by mail - October 27, 2020

  • Election Day - Ballots due by 8:00 PM - November 3, 2020

  • Final official election results are certified - November 23, 2020

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open October 12 - November 3, 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