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Instructions for completing your ballot.

  1. Examine your Official Ballot
    How to fill in your ballot correctlyExamine your Official Ballot Locate the candidate or measure response (YESor NO) of your choice for each contest. To vote, you must completely darken the oval to the left of the response of your choice with black or blue ink.

    To vote for a write-in candidate, one whose name does not appear on the Official Ballot, completely darken the oval to the left of the solid line provided for the office and write the full name of the candidate on that line.

    Remember: If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both YES and NO on a measure, it is called an OVERVOTE, and your vote for that position or measure will NOT be counted.

  2. Review your Official Ballot
    Ensure you have correctly marked your choice for each contest. Your Official Ballot will contain contests printed on both front and back. Remember to vote both sides.

    If you make an error on your ballot, spoil it in any way or lose it,contact the Clackamas County Elections Division at 503.655.8510 / TTY503.655.1685 to request a replacement.

  3. Return your Official Ballot
    Place your voted Official Ballot in the ballot secrecy envelope and seal the envelope. Place the sealed secrecy envelope in the return identification envelope (white with colored edge) and seal it.

    Remember: Read and sign the Voter’s Statement on the return identification envelope. Your ballot will not be counted if the return identification envelope is not signed.

    By mail:

    Attach sufficient first-class postage to the signed and sealed return identification envelope. Mail it as soon as possible to arrive at the Clackamas County Elections Division no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. The postmark does not count!

    In person:

    Deliver the signed and sealed return identification envelope to any official drop site no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Postage is NOT required if delivered to an official ballot drop box location.

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