Drop Off Ballots May 2018

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Traffic revision along Murray Boulevard planned for Tuesday election
UPDATED: 05/14/2018
Sponsored by: Assessment and Taxation Department, Elections Division

Too late to mail ballots for May 15 Primary Election

Cedar Mill Community Library at Bethany Ballot Drop Box

Beginning Monday, May 14, the middle turn lane will be closed along S.W. Murray Boulevard just south of Millikan Way. This traffic revision will enhance safety for drive-through ballot collection activity Tuesday at the Elections Office at 3700 S.W. Murray Boulevard. Last-minute voters will also be encouraged to drop off their ballots at the K-Mart parking lot at 3955 S.W. Murray Boulevard or at several other official ballot drop sites listed at the Washington County Elections Office website.

Original Release:
Washington County elections officials are asking last-minute voters to drop off their ballots at official collection sites as soon as possible so that all ballots are processed in a timely manner. The deadline for voting in this special election is 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.  

With only a few days left in the vote-by-mail election period, Washington County has received 48,961 ballots so far, or about 14 percent of all registered voters.  

Ballots will be collected until the 8 p.m. deadline Tuesday at several official drop-off sites throughout the county. Official drop-off sites are listed below and on the county's website at: www.co.washington.or.us/elections  

Drive-through Ballot Drop Sites along Murray Boulevard
Elections officials will also provide drive-through ballot collection service from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 15 at the following two locations:  

New Indoor Drop-off Sites
Voters in Aloha and Bethany have new, official drop-off sites this year, both of which are inside libraries. Voters will need to contact these libraries, and any of the other indoor drop-site locations, for their hours of operation. The full list of indoor ballot drop sites is provided below.   

Indoor Drop-Off Sites
Official drop boxes at indoor locations (limited hours of operation are available by phone) include: 

24-hour Drop Off Sites
Voters may drop off their completed ballots at several 24-hour drop-off sites, including: 

Ballots Re-issued to Some Cornelius Voters
Due to a proofing error, approximately 3,700 re-issued ballot packets were sent earlier this month to some voters registered in Cornelius. Only the Metro Council contests on roughly two-thirds of the original ballots printed for voters in Cornelius were affected by this error. No other candidate or measure on the 2018 Primary Election ballot for Washington County was affected. 

Voters in Cornelius who received these re-issued ballots are encouraged to re-vote on all of the races shown and cast their new ballots before the deadline of 8 p.m. on May 15. Voters who have already voted and wish their original ballots to be counted without regard to the error may do so, in which case only the eligible contests on these original ballots would be counted and no vote for the Metro Council races would be tallied. In either case, no duplicate ballots will be counted by Washington County elections officials. 

Information about vote-by-mail, voter eligibility and other election matters may be found at the Washington County Elections Office website or by calling 503-846-5800. 

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