Voter Registration Deadline for the November 7, 2023 Special Election is next Tuesday

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Clackamas County Elections is reminding all residents that next Tuesday, Oct. 17 is the Voter Registration Deadline for the November 7, 2023 Special Election. This is not a county-wide election. Only voters that reside in the cities of Gladstone, Molalla, or West Linn; the Aurora, Hoodland, or Riverdale fire districts, or the North Clackamas, Silver Falls, or West Linn-Wilsonville school districts will be mailed a ballot for this special election.  

The City of West Linn, Councilor and City of Gladstone, Councilor, Position 4 contests are both to complete an unexpired 4 year term of office. The elected candidates for both the City of West Linn, Councilor and City of Gladstone, Councilor, Position 4 positions will serve the remainder of 4 year terms ending on December 31, 2024. 

Eligible residents can register to vote or update their information at New Oregon voters with a valid Oregon driver license, driving permit, or ID can register online. If you do not have a valid Oregon driver license, permit, or ID, or it has expired, you can fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the post office, public libraries, city recorders or the elections office. Clackamas County Elections will be open Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voters that need assistance with their voter registration. 

If you are already registered to vote, take a moment to check that your address and name are up to date. Update at or with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. If you will be away from home during the election, you can request an absentee ballot online at

Ballots will be mailed out Oct. 18 to voters in the cities and districts having an election.  

Other things to keep in mind 

Voters can now know when their ballot is on its way by signing up for Track Your Ballot ( Clackamas County voters can sign up to receive alerts via text, phone, or email. After you vote and return your ballot, you will be alerted when it has been accepted for counting. Your vote remains confidential. 

Public logic and accuracy tests will be held Oct. 23 at 11 a.m., Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. and Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. A logic and accuracy test is the process used to validate that the optical ballot scanners are tabulating votes accurately. Election officials are required to test the tabulation machines three times for each election — twice before the election and again after all the ballots are counted. The public is welcome to observe this process. 

The county voters’ pamphlet, official ballot drop sites open for this election, observer and results posting schedules, and additional information can be found on the county’s November 7, 2023 Special Election webpage at  

The next county-wide election is the May 21, 2024 Primary Election.