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If you are registered to vote and need to update your address, an online form is available here:  Change of Address.

We administer and conduct all Federal, State, County, City and Special District elections in Clackamas County

Our office advises voters, candidates, political parties, cities, special districts, and others about administrative rules and statutes applicable to election laws. We oversee election filing, forms, and voter registration. The office also prepares ballots and voters' pamphlets, receives and processes returned ballots, and completes election result tallies. We are a division of the Office of the County Clerk of Clackamas County. The County Clerk is Sherry Hall.

Election FAQ

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Starting Sept. 21, you can pick up your ballot at the Elections Office at 1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 100 in Oregon City and mail it to the county elections division.

Otherwise, your ballot will be mailed to you on Oct 14. Starting then, you also have the option of taking your ballot to a drop site.

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Most Oregonians (those with Oregon DMV numbers) can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote.  All others can complete a voter registration card and return to the Elections Office.  Voter Registration cards are available online at www.oregonvotes.gov, post offices, libraries, etc. Note: Registration deadline for new voters is Oct. 13!

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Voters can confirm their ballot has been received and accepted by visiting www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote. The site refreshes daily, so it could take up to 48 hours to display the accurate information.

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Voting early allows extra time for your ballot to be received by county election staff. It allows time to confirm your ballot has been received prior to the election and allows more results to be included in the Election Night tallies.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing election offices around the country to transition to vote-by-mail for the safety of voters and election workers. That coupled with reports of delays to USPS processes have increased concern about voting by mail. Clackamas County ballot envelope designs have been pre-approved by USPS for the highest level of automation that will ensure the quickest delivery.

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Oregon has been voting by mail exclusively since voters approved Measure 60 in 1998 by the overwhelming margin of 69.4% to 30.6%. However, local elections have been conducted by mail in Oregon since Linn County Clerk Del Riley first pioneered the process in 1981 and it was made permanent state-wide for local elections in 1987. Learn more here.

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Voters can vote from home without having to go to a polling place.

Clackamas County has 25 ballot drop sites located through the county – each one will be accessible to the public 24/7 from Oct. 14 until 8 p.m. on Election Night. These boxes allow a voter to return their ballot without any touch points and several have drive-through traffic patterns that allow a voter to deposit their ballot from their vehicle.

The signature on every ballot envelope is verified against the signature from the voter’s registration card on file before that ballot is accepted for processing. In case a signature is missing or unable to match, the Elections Office will notify the voter who has until Nov. 17 to resolve the issue and have their ballot accepted.

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All ballots in Oregon are delivered by mail to registered voters 20 days prior to the election. Absentee ballots are for those voters who will be away from their residence during that voting period. Voters who need an absentee ballot should contact the Elections Office to find the best way for them to receive their ballot.

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Yes! Ballots are mailed to military and overseas voters 45 days prior to the election to ensure extra time for the ballot delivery. Ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters on Sept. 18. Also, military and overseas voters have the opportunity to retrieve their ballot packets online and return them electronically. The Elections Office will reach out by email to these voters when the online site is live on Sept. 22.

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  1. Ballots will begin being mailed Oct. 14. If you know an address where you will be able to receive mail then, you can add a temporary mailing address at https://www.clackamas.us/elections/changeofaddress.
  2. Ballots are available at the Elections Office now for any voter that would like to pick it up instead of having it mailed.
  3. If you want to use a paper form to provide us with a temporary address click here: https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL111.pdf
  4. You can pick up all of your mail (including ballots once they are mailed) at the post office that serves your permanent residence address.
  5. Contact the Elections Office at 503-655-8510 after Oct. 1 for additional options for pickup.
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NO. Ballots are not forwardable. It is one of the security features of our system. You must inform election officials of your temporary address using one of the methods above in order to have your ballot sent there.

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NO. You do not need to re-register to vote if you are living somewhere temporarily because you have been displaced by wildfires. You just need to let election officials know where to mail your ballot by one of the methods above.

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YES. The ballot you receive will contain the contests for your residential address, not your temporary mailing address.

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If mail cannot be delivered to your home or mailbox, it will be held at your local post office and you can pick it up there.

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You can return your ballot at any official ballot drop sites in the state. Find the list of Clackamas County sites here.  All other official drop sites in the state can be found here.  Or, you can mail it to the Clackamas County Elections Division.

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Displaced Voter FAQ

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Starting Sept. 21, you can pick up your ballot at the Elections Office at 1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 100 in Oregon City and mail it to the county elections division.

Otherwise, your ballot will be mailed to you on Oct 14. Starting then, you also have the option of taking your ballot to a drop site.

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Most Oregonians (those with Oregon DMV numbers) can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote.  All others can complete a voter registration card and return to the Elections Office.  Voter Registration cards are available online at www.oregonvotes.gov, post offices, libraries, etc. Note: Registration deadline for new voters is Oct. 13!

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Voters can confirm their ballot has been received and accepted by visiting www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote. The site refreshes daily, so it could take up to 48 hours to display the accurate information.

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Voting early allows extra time for your ballot to be received by county election staff. It allows time to confirm your ballot has been received prior to the election and allows more results to be included in the Election Night tallies.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing election offices around the country to transition to vote-by-mail for the safety of voters and election workers. That coupled with reports of delays to USPS processes have increased concern about voting by mail. Clackamas County ballot envelope designs have been pre-approved by USPS for the highest level of automation that will ensure the quickest delivery.

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Oregon has been voting by mail exclusively since voters approved Measure 60 in 1998 by the overwhelming margin of 69.4% to 30.6%. However, local elections have been conducted by mail in Oregon since Linn County Clerk Del Riley first pioneered the process in 1981 and it was made permanent state-wide for local elections in 1987. Learn more here.

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Voters can vote from home without having to go to a polling place.

Clackamas County has 25 ballot drop sites located through the county – each one will be accessible to the public 24/7 from Oct. 14 until 8 p.m. on Election Night. These boxes allow a voter to return their ballot without any touch points and several have drive-through traffic patterns that allow a voter to deposit their ballot from their vehicle.

The signature on every ballot envelope is verified against the signature from the voter’s registration card on file before that ballot is accepted for processing. In case a signature is missing or unable to match, the Elections Office will notify the voter who has until Nov. 17 to resolve the issue and have their ballot accepted.

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All ballots in Oregon are delivered by mail to registered voters 20 days prior to the election. Absentee ballots are for those voters who will be away from their residence during that voting period. Voters who need an absentee ballot should contact the Elections Office to find the best way for them to receive their ballot.

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Yes! Ballots are mailed to military and overseas voters 45 days prior to the election to ensure extra time for the ballot delivery. Ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters on Sept. 18. Also, military and overseas voters have the opportunity to retrieve their ballot packets online and return them electronically. The Elections Office will reach out by email to these voters when the online site is live on Sept. 22.

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  1. Ballots will begin being mailed Oct. 14. If you know an address where you will be able to receive mail then, you can add a temporary mailing address at https://www.clackamas.us/elections/changeofaddress.
  2. Ballots are available at the Elections Office now for any voter that would like to pick it up instead of having it mailed.
  3. If you want to use a paper form to provide us with a temporary address click here: https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL111.pdf
  4. You can pick up all of your mail (including ballots once they are mailed) at the post office that serves your permanent residence address.
  5. Contact the Elections Office at 503-655-8510 after Oct. 1 for additional options for pickup.
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NO. Ballots are not forwardable. It is one of the security features of our system. You must inform election officials of your temporary address using one of the methods above in order to have your ballot sent there.

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NO. You do not need to re-register to vote if you are living somewhere temporarily because you have been displaced by wildfires. You just need to let election officials know where to mail your ballot by one of the methods above.

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YES. The ballot you receive will contain the contests for your residential address, not your temporary mailing address.

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If mail cannot be delivered to your home or mailbox, it will be held at your local post office and you can pick it up there.

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You can return your ballot at any official ballot drop sites in the state. Find the list of Clackamas County sites here.  All other official drop sites in the state can be found here.  Or, you can mail it to the Clackamas County Elections Division.

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Phone:503-655-8510
Fax:503-655-8461
Email:elections@clackamas.us

1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 100 Oregon City, OR 97045

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⚠ Visit our Closures page for the latest information about office closures.
We also encourage you to call before visiting any county office.