Lane County voters should review both sides of their ballots

Ballots on their way for the May 18 Special Election

May 5, 2021 — Ballots for the May 18 Special Election are arriving in the mail of registered Lane County voters. Before turning in a ballot, voters should remember to review both sides of the ballot.

“Lane County Elections wants to remind registered voters to review both sides of their official ballot. Some ballots have additional voting opportunities on the back of their ballot,” said Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart. “Once a ballot has been returned it cannot be amended or recast.”

Registered voters anywhere in Oregon who have changed their address still have time to update their registration and qualify for a full ballot. Those with election-related questions should contact Lane County Elections at 541-682-4234.

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, Tuesday, May 18. A map of drop box locations is also available online.

Due to COVID-19, the Lane County Elections Office will be open to the public only on Friday, May 14; Monday, May 17; and Tuesday, May 18, Election Day. Check for additional updates concerning office hours.

When open, visitors will be required to observe physical distancing guidelines; masks are required. The Elections Office has a small quantity of masks available for visitors that do not have their own.

On all other dates, the Lane County Elections Office is closed to walk-ins. Assistance is available over the phone at 541-682-4234 (weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and via email at [email protected] Voters with issues that cannot be resolved via phone or email will be able to make an appointment to visit the Elections Office.