Instructions for completing your ballot
Examine your official ballot. Locate the candidate or measure response (YES or NO) of your choice for each contest. To vote, you must completely darken the oval to the left of the response of your choice with black or blue ink.
Remember: If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both YES and NO on a measure, it is called an OVERVOTE, and your vote for that position or measure will NOT be counted.
You don't have to vote in all contests. Your other votes will still count. You cannot change your vote once you've mailed or dropped off your ballot.
Review your ballot and prepare to return it.
Ensure you have correctly marked your choice for each contest. Your official ballot may contain contests printed on both front and back.
If you make an error on your ballot, damage it in any way, or lose it, contact the Multnomah County Elections Division at 503-988-8683 to request assistance.
Remember: Read the Voter’s Statement on the ballot return envelope and sign it inside the signature box. Your ballot will not be counted if the ballot return envelope is not signed. Every signature is checked against the registration signature on file and the signature must match for the ballot to be counted.
Return your ballot.
In person at an Official Ballot Drop Site: Deliver the signed and sealed ballot return envelope to any Official Ballot Drop Site no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Contact Multnomah County Elections Division to request assistance if:
you make a mistake
your ballot is damaged
your ballot is lost