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It’s time to return your ballot, Oregon voters

Oregon voters drop off ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

Oregon voters drop off ballots in a November 2018 election file photo.

Nate Sjol / OPB

Oregon voters: It is time.

Tuesday is the final chance to grab your ballot, your county-specific voter’s pamphlet and your favorite black or blue ink pen and participate in democracy.

Related: Primary election on OPB: First results to be posted after 8:00 on election night. Until then, explore our ballot guide

Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening to drop a ballot off at an approved drop site in their county of residence.

It’s true, you have another option: mailing a ballot, even on Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked on May 21 to be accepted.

Procrastination is not uncommon around these parts. As of Monday, statewide turnout still hovered around 20%. More than 62% of registered voters did not submit a ballot in 2022.

Here’s what you need to know:

Find the nearest drop box: Not sure where the closest official ballot drop box is in your county? Use this helpful resource from the Secretary of State’s office.

Beef up on the issues: OPB’s Ballot Guide features stories of statewide importance.

Auditory learner?: Do you learn more about issues by listening to podcasts? Check out OPB’s Politics Now podcasts on OPB or anywhere you listen to hear analysis of top races.


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