For voters who haven't mailed in ballots, there's still time to use drop sites


For voters who haven't already mailed back their ballots to the Elections Office by now, Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart urges voters return their ballots to one of the many official ballot drop sites available, or turn them in at the Elections Office at 275 W. 10th Ave., in Eugene.

A list of available drop sites is on the Elections Office website at www.lanecounty.org/elections. For residents of Cottage Grove, the official drop site is located at the Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave.; for voters in Creswell, the drop site is at the City of Creswell office, on the north side of parking lot at the corner of South First and C streets.

To be counted, all voted ballots must be received at the Elections Office or in an official drop site by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, May 15. Postmarks do not qualify ballots. 

Betschart said there are several important reminders for voters to follow as they get their ballots ready to return.

“Please call our office if you have any questions prior to casting your vote,” she said. “We want to make sure every registered voter can have his or her vote counted.” 

  • Each voter must sign his or her own ballot return identification envelope. Make sure you sign the ballot envelope that lists your own printed name and address.
  • Sign the ballot envelope in the same manner as your most current voter registration card.

Lane County Elections is located at 275 W. 10th Avenue, on the corner of 10th and Lincoln in downtown Eugene. Public office hours are 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

On Election Day, the Lane County Elections Office will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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