How to Mark Your Ballot

Carefully read and follow all instructions printed on your ballot.

To ensure your vote counts, completely fill in the Oval to the left of the response of your choice.
Fill in the oval
To Write-in a name.

Clearly print his or her name on the solid line provided on the ballot.

Fill in the oval next to the name you wrote-in.
You must do both for your vote to be counted!
Fill in the oval and write in name
Check your ballot carefully!

Make sure you have completely filled in the ovals next to your choices. The Ballot may have contents printed on front and back.

You do not have to vote on all contests. Those you do vote on will still count.

You cannot change your vote once you have returned your ballot.

If you vote for more candidates than allowed or you vote both Yes and No on a measure, it is called an overvote. Your vote will not count for that candidate or measure.
Overvote will not count
If you overvote or make a mistake on your ballot, contact the Elections Office to request a replacement ballot.

Any person who, by use of force or other means, unduly influences an elector to vote in any particular manner or to refrain from voting is subject to a fine. (ORS 254.470)

 Contact the Elections Division 


  3700 SW Murray Blvd  
Suite: 101
  Beaverton, OR 97005
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Murray Place




(503) 846-5800


(503) 846-5810