April 28, 2021

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Contacts: Tim Scott or Eric Sample, 503-988-VOTE (8683)

Multnomah County Elections Mails Ballots to More than 565,000 Registered Voters for the May 18, 2021 Special District Election

The United States Postal Service has begun delivering ballots today, Wednesday, April 28 for the upcoming election. As a voter in Multnomah County, you can sign up for our Track Your Ballot service at multnomah.ballottrax.net to know when your ballot is on its way to you. If you do not receive your ballot by Thursday, May 6, take action and contact the county elections office at 503.988.VOTE (8683).

Multnomah County Voters’ Pamphlet is Available Online

The May 18, 2021 Special District Election includes contests for positions on your local school board, community college, education service district, rural fire district and water district. Depending on where you live, you may have one or more of these contests on your ballot. You will also have at least one ballot measure on your ballot. Learn more about the special districts in Multnomah County and common election definitions on our website. You can find out more information about the candidates and measures that will be on your ballot in the Multnomah County Voters’ Pamphlet mailed out to every residential household and available online as well. 

Local Elections Count! Make a Plan to VOTE! 

The USPS Has Begun Delivering Ballots Today, April 28 for the May 18, 2021 Special District Election

As we approach the May 18, 2021 Special District Election, Multnomah County Elections is asking voters to Make a Plan to VOTE in May!


    • The Oregon Voter Registration Deadline has passed for this election. If you have not already done so, we ask that you check that your voter registration information is accurate and up-to-date. If you have moved, update your mailing address NOW to ensure you receive a ballot. Ballots are not forwardable mail. You can update your voter registration information at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote

  • Sign up for Track Your Ballot!

  • Get, VOTE, and return your ballot.

  • Local elections are important. Make your vote count!

Sign up for Track Your Ballot

Our popular Track Your Ballot service is now available in multiple languages! You can choose to receive ballot alerts and updates in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese. Sign up today for Track Your Ballot and get a virtual “I Voted” sticker. Text, email, or voice alerts will tell you when the county elections office has mailed your ballot, and upon return when we have received your ballot. Alerts also indicate whether the ballot has been accepted for counting or whether it requires further action by the voter. Inside the “Accepted Ballot” message, voters will get access to a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker ready to share on social media. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting multnomah.ballottrax.net.

Two Choices to Return Your Ballot 

As a voter, you have two choices in returning your ballot. Vote early and return your ballot by mail. No stamp needed! Get your ballot in the mail to us by Tuesday, May 11 (earlier if you are mailing from out of state) to ensure it is received by our office on time. Postmarks do not count in Oregon. 

You can also return your ballot to an Official Ballot Drop Site. Return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site in the state or to any 24-hour Multnomah County Library Drop Site. All 30 Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites are listed below and at multco.us/dropsites

No matter how you choose to return your ballot, it must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Night, May 18, 2021.

30 Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites to Serve You

Multnomah County has thirty Official Ballot Drop Sites available now until 8 p.m. on Election Day for you to return your ballot. Official Ballot Drop Sites include all Multnomah County Library locations. Ballots will be picked up from library locations and Official Ballot Drop Boxes on a regular schedule. The list of Official Ballot Drop Sites is available online and below. 


North Portland

  • St. Johns Library (Library Book Drop) –7510 N Charleston Ave. (see map)

  • North Portland Library (Library Book Drop) – 512 N Killingsworth St. (see map)

  • Kenton Library (Library Book Drop) – 8226 N Denver Ave. (see map)

  • Green Zebra Grocery – NEW LOCATION 3011 N Lombard St. (Official Ballot Drop Box located in rear parking lot off of N Curtis Ave.) (see map)

  • McCoy Park – NEW LOCATION – located on the southeast corner of McCoy Park near the intersection of North Trenton Street and North Newman Avenue – Walk up Only) (see map)

Northeast Portland

  • Albina Library (Official Ballot Drop Box) –216 NE Knott St. (see map)

  • Hollywood Library (Library Book Drop) – 4040 NE Tillamook St. (see map)

  • McDonald's Restaurant – 2010 NE Cesar Chavez Blvd. - Official Ballot Drop Box located on the west side of NE 40th Avenue between NE Tillamook and NE Hancock and near the Hollywood Library. (see map)

  • Gregory Heights Library (Library Book Drop) – 7921 NE Sandy Blvd. (see map)

  • Parkrose Neighborhood – 4390 NE 102nd Ave. – Official Ballot Drop Box located in the east parking lot across the street from MHCC Maywood Park Center on NE 102nd Ave. and NE Prescott St. (see map)

Northwest Portland

  • Northwest Library (Library Book Drop) – 2300 NW Thurman St. (see map)

Southeast Portland

  • Multnomah County Elections – 1040 SE Morrison St. (see map)

    • SE 11th Avenue – Official Ballot Drop Box located on the east side of SE 11th Ave. between SE Alder St. and SE Morrison St.

    • SE Belmont Street – Official Ballot Drop Box located on the north side of SE Belmont St. between SE 10th Ave. and SE 11th Ave.

    • 1040 SE Morrison Street – Walk/bike up Official Ballot Drop Site is a slot in the building located at the corner of SE 11th Ave. and SE Morrison St.

  • Belmont Library (Library Book Drop) – 1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd. (see map)

  • Sellwood – Moreland Library (Library Book Drop) – 7860 SE 13th Ave. (see map)

  • Woodstock Library (Library Book Drop) – 6008 SE 49th Ave. (see map)

  • Holgate Library (Library Book Drop) – 7905 SE Holgate Blvd. (see map)

  • Midland Library (Official Ballot Drop Box) – 805 SE 122nd Ave. (see map)

  • Regal Cinemas Movie Theater / M & M Car Wash – SE Division St. & SE 165th Ave. – Official Ballot Drop Box located in Regal Cinemas parking lot behind M & M Car Wash (see map)

  • Rockwood Library (Library Book Drop) – 17917 SE Stark St.  (see map)

Southwest Portland

  • A–Boy Supply – 7365 SW Barbur Blvd. (see map)

  • Capitol Hill Library (Library Book Drop) – 10723 SW Capitol Hwy. (see map)

  • Hillsdale Library (Library Book Drop) – 1525 SW Sunset Blvd. (see map)

  • Central Library – 801 SW 10th Ave. Drive up Library Book Drop located on SW 11th Ave. between SW Yamhill St. and SW Taylor St. (see map)

  • Pioneer Courthouse Square – 700 block of SW Broadway (next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom – Walk up Only) (see map)


  • Fairview – Columbia Library (Library Book Drop) – 1520 NE Village St. (see map


  • Gresham Library (Official Ballot Drop Box) – 385 NW Miller Ave. (see map)

  • Voting Center Express – Limited Hours Starting May 3 – Multnomah County East Building, 600 NE 8th St. – There is an Official Ballot Drop Box located inside the Voting Center Express on the first floor of the Multnomah County East Building. It is available only during voting center open hours. You will need to park and then walk inside to deposit your ballot. (see map)


  • Troutdale Library (Library Book Drop) –2451 SW Cherry Park Rd. (see map

Countdown to May 18 Election Day

  • Ballots begin to be mailed to voters - April 28, 2021

  • Gresham Voting Center Express Opens - May 3, 2021

  • All voters should have received their ballot. - May 6, 2021

  • Last day to safely return your ballot by mail - May 11, 2021

  • Election Day - Ballots due by 8 p.m. - May 18, 2021

  • Final election results are certified to special districts - June 7, 2021

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open May 3 - 18, 2021

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-VOTE (8683)

Email: elections@multco.us

Website: www.mcelections.org