Primary Voters Urged to Mail or Drop Off Ballots Early

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 05, 2014

Too Late to Mail Ballots for May 20 Election
UPDATED: 05/16/2014
Sponsored by: Assessment and Taxation Department, Elections Division

Ballots Must Be Received at Official Collection Sites by 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20

Washington County voters are reminded that there are only a few days left to complete their ballots and drop them off at an official collection site in order to meet the election's 8 p.m. deadline on May 20.

The Elections Division also invites citizens to view a recently produced educational video, which explains how Oregon’s “vote-by-mail” system operates in Washington County. The video “unwraps” the story of the mail-in ballot and takes viewers behind the scenes, highlighting the efforts of both staff and volunteers alike, who make certain that votes are tallied accurately and that strict handling procedures are followed at all times.


Washington County elections officials are encouraging voters to send in or drop off their ballots as soon as possible this primary election season so that all ballots are processed in a timely manner.  

Voters throughout Oregon should have received their ballots by mail over the recent weekend. 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.

Voters will have until May 15 to send their completed ballots in appropriately signed envelopes with a postmark from the U.S. Postal Service. After this date, completed ballots should be dropped off at official collection sites in order to meet the election’s 8 p.m. deadline on May 20.

Ballot drop off sites can be found on the Washington County website at:

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

  • Washington County Elections Office, 3700 S.W. Murray Boulevard, Beaverton (Look for the slot in the front lobby.)   
  • Washington County Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building, 155 N. 1st Avenue, Hillsboro (Look for the drop box near the rear entrance of building.)     
  • Banks Library, 111 Market Street, Banks     
  • Cornelius City Hall, 1355 N. Barlow Street, Cornelius     
  • Forest Grove, Pacific Avenue and Birch Street, Forest Grove     
  • Hillsboro Library - Main Branch, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro     
  • King City - City Hall, 15300 S.W. 116th Avenue, King City     
  • North Plains City Hall, 31360 N.W. Commercial Street, North Plains     
  • Sherwood City Hall, 22560 S.W. Pine Street, Sherwood     
  • Tigard City Hall, 13125 S.W. Hall Boulevard, Tigard     
  • Tualatin City Offices / Council Building, 18880 S.W. Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin

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

  • Beaverton Library, 12375 S.W. 5th Street, Beaverton (phone: 503-644-2197)     
  • Cedar Mill Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland (phone: 503-644-0043)     
  • Garden Home Library, 7475 S.W. Oleson Road, Portland (phone: 503-245-9932)     
  • Hillsboro Library - Shute Park, 775 S.E. 10th Avenue, Hillsboro (phone: 503-615-6500)     
  • West Slope Library, 3678 S.W. 78th Avenue, Portland (phone: 503-292-6416)   


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