Ballots Mailed Today, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018


Voters will receive the new optional secrecy sleeve with their ballots

Oct. 18, 2018 — Lane County Elections mailed ballots today for the Nov. 6, 2018, General Election. Most voters should receive their ballots by Wednesday, Oct. 24. As expected, there was a surge in last-minute voter registrations. Ballots for those newly registered voters will be mailed early next week.

Voters who do not receive a ballot for the Nov. 6 General Election can check on the status of their registration and ballot at www.oregonvotes.gov. They may also contact Lane County Elections at 541-682-4234 to determine if they need to update their voter registration in order to receive a ballot.

Voters may drop off their ballots at one of many official drop box locations listed in the insert included with their ballot. Drop boxes are now open and will remain open until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Florence’s drop box is located at the Florence Police Department, 900 Greenwood St.

A map of drop box locations is also available online.

The new secrecy sleeve is replacing the secrecy envelope that used to come with ballots. The optional sleeve will allow voters to protect the privacy of their votes while making the ballot counting process more efficient. It is much faster to remove ballots from the secrecy sleeve than an envelope and, ultimately, Lane County Elections will be able to process ballots faster and release election results more quickly.

Lane County Elections is located at 275 W. 10th Avenue, on the corner of 10th and Lincoln in downtown Eugene. Our public office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Election Day, Nov. 6, the Lane County Elections Office will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 


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