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Stretch run for election starts this month posted on 10/01/2020

(MT) – Mountain residents should circle Tuesday, Nov. 3, election day, on their calendar, as ballots are due by 8 p.m.

Register to vote

Most Oregonians (those with a valid Oregon Driver’s License/Permit/ID card) can register online. All others can complete a voter registration card and return it to the Elections Office. Voter registration cards are available online, as well as at post offices and libraries. The deadline for new voter registration is Tuesday, Oct. 13. Visit www.clackamas.us/elections for more information.

Get your ballot

All households in Clackamas County will receive two Voters’ Pamphlets – one for state contests and one for local level contests. Voters’ Pamphlets will be delivered to households a week before ballots are mailed.

Oregon uses vote-by-mail, so look for your ballot in the mail 14-20 days before the election. If you will be away from home, contact the Elections Office at 503-655-8510 to find the best way to receive your ballot.

Make your selections

Locate the candidates and/or measure responses (“Yes” or “No”) of your choice by filling in the rectangular box to the left of your choice with black or blue ink.

To vote for a write-in candidate, one whose name does not appear on the Official Ballot, completely darken the box to the left of the dashed line provided for the office and print the full name of the candidate on that line.

Remember, you don’t have to vote in all contests on your ballot. Your votes for the contests you select will still be counted. If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both “Yes” and “No” on a measure, it is called an “overvote,” and your vote for that position or measure will not be counted.

Review your ballot

Ensure you have correctly marked your choice(s) for each contest. Your ballot contains contests printed on both the front and back. Remember to review both sides of your ballot.

Remember to sign your ballot return envelope. Your signature is your identification. Every signature on every ballot envelope is examined to make sure it matches the signature on the voter’s registration.

If you lose your ballot, or it is spoiled in any way, contact the Clackamas County Elections Division at 503-655-8510 to request a replacement.

Return your ballot

Vote early and return your ballot by mail. No postage necessary, but make sure it’s mailed or dropped off in time to reach the county by 8 p.m. on Election Day. The last day to safely return your ballot by mail is Tuesday, Oct. 27 (please note, a postmark doesn’t count).

Drop your ballot off in person. Deliver your signed and sealed ballot to any official drop site by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Drop sites can be found at www.clackamas.us/elections/official-ballot-drop-sites.

Voters can confirm their ballot has been received and accepted by visiting https://sos.oregon.gov. The site refreshes daily, so it could take up to 48 hours to display the accurate information.

Important Dates

Monday, Oct. 5: Ballots mailed to voters out of state.

Oct. 7-9: In home delivery dates for both State and County Voters' Pamphlet.

Tuesday, Oct. 13: Registration deadline for new voters.

Wednesday, Oct. 14: Ballots mailed to all voters / Drop Sites opened.

Tuesday, Oct. 27: Ballot processing begins after public certification test of the tally system.

Tuesday, Nov. 3: Election Day, ballots due by 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17: Last day for voters to resolve ballot challenges.

Monday, Nov. 23: Last day for County Clerk to certify election results.

Clackamas County Elections Division is located at 1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 100 Oregon City, OR 97045, and can be reached at 503-655-8510, by email at elections@clackamas.us or online at www.clackamas.us/elections.

 

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