Voters Who Want to Participate in the November 5 Election Need to Act Soon


Voters who do not mail their ballots by Friday should hand deliver to a drop box. 

Secretary of State Kate Brown is urging all eligible Oregon voters to cast a ballot in next week’s election. “Dozens of funding measures and other important questions are on the ballot in communities across Oregon,” said Secretary of State Brown.

“Casting a ballot is the best way for Oregonians to make sure their voices are heard.” Not all voters are eligible to cast a ballot in next Tuesday’s election. Only residents of cities, counties and districts with measures on the ballot are eligible to vote.

Most Portland voters, for example, will not receive ballots because no city-wide measures are on the ballot. Voters who believe they should have received a ballot should check with their county elections office.  Eligible voters who have not received a ballot may obtain one at their local elections office until 8pm on Election Day.  

More than 75 local measures are on ballots across Oregon. The measures range from a law enforcement serial levy in Umatilla County to a bond measure to build a pool in Wasco County. Tillamook County residents are voting on a lodging tax. A tax levy to fund the Keizer Fire Department is on the ballot in Marion County.

Voters in Prairie City will decide whether to amend the city charter. School district funding measures are on the ballot in parts of Clackamas, Clatsop, Jefferson, Lane, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Umatilla, Washington and Yamhill counties.  Local measures are listed on each county’s elections web site.


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