Tuesday, April 24 is the voter registration deadline and the party choice deadline

April 18, 2018

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Contacts: Tim Scott or Eric Sample, 503-988-3720

Multnomah County reminds voters that Tuesday, April 24 is the voter registration deadline for the May 15 Primary Election. Oregon voters can register to vote online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register. To register to vote online an eligible voter must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, permit, or ID card. The online registration deadline is 11:59 PM on April 24. Voters can register to vote on paper with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. Registration cards can be found at the elections office, Oregon DMV, post office, or public library. The deadline for mailing the Oregon Voter Registration Card is a USPS postmark of April 24.

Voters can also register to vote at the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214. The Multnomah Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building will be open extended hours: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM on April 24. Multnomah County Elections can accept voter registrations from any Oregon resident.

April 24 is also the party choice deadline. Voters who wish to vote in a major party’s closed primary election need to be registered as a member of that party (Democratic or Republican) by the deadline. Voters can choose their party affiliation online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote.The Independent Party of Oregon has chosen to open its primary election to voters who are not members of any party for the May 15 Primary Election. To receive a ballot for the Independent Party of Oregon you must complete and return the Voters Not Registered with a Political Party (PDF) form via, email, mail, fax, or in person to Multnomah County Elections by 5:00 PM on April 24.

Ballots for the May 15 Primary Election will be mailed to voters beginning on April 25, 2018. Voters who will be away from home on election day should contact the elections office to request an absentee ballot as soon as possible. Voters can check their registration status online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote. Registered voters who have moved need to update their voter registration information online or fill out a new Oregon Voter Registration Card.

Multnomah County Elections will be opening an additional location in Gresham for this election. The Voting Center Express will be open April 30 - May 15 inside the Multnomah County East Building. Voters will be able to replace a lost ballot, get help voting, ask questions, or vote in person at the Voting Center Express in downtown Gresham.

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open April 30, 2018 - May 15, 2018

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-3720

Email: elections@multco.us

Website: www.mcelections.org