The US Postal Service begins delivering ballots today, Wednesday, Oct. 19 for the General Election

October 19, 2022

The US Postal Service has begun delivering ballots today, Wednesday, Oct. 19, for Multnomah County’s Nov. 8, 2022, General Election.

This release may be viewed in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali duck Ukrainian.

Contacts: Tim Scott or Eric Sample, 503-988-VOTE (8683)

The United States Postal Service has begun delivering ballots today, Wednesday, October 19, for the upcoming General Election. Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, Oct. 27, should call the Multnomah County Elections office at 503-988-VOTE. Voted ballots must be received at any county elections office in Oregon or Official Ballot Drop Site location by 8 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 8, — or be postmarked by Nov. 8 if mailed — to be counted.

Voters in Multnomah County can sign up for Multnomah County Elections’ Track Your Ballt service at to know when their ballots are on the way. Voters can choose to receive their ballot tracking alerts and updates English, Spanish, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese or Chinese. Alerts also indicate whether a ballot has been accepted for counting or whether it requires further action by the voter. Voters can get a virtual “I Voted” sticker after they return their ballot.

Return your ballot in person or by mail

You can return your ballot to an Official Ballot Drop Site. Return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon or to any 24-hour Multnomah County Library Drop Site.

All Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites are listed below and at a new Rose Quarter Official Ballot Drop Site, on the south side of the Rose Quarter, by the fountain and Rip City sign! This location is walk-up only. Voted ballots must be received at any county elections office in Oregon or Official Ballot Drop Site location by 8 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

You can also return your ballot by mail, no stamp necessary. Thanks to the passage of House Bill 3291also known as the “postmarks” bill, ballots that are in the mail and postmarked by the US Postal Service on or before Election Day, Nov. 8, will be counted.

Election support is also available in a voter’s preferred language.

You can also request voting assistance in your preferred language. Multnomah County Elections has bilingual staff available. Elections also can provide an interpreter, for free, to anyone who needs assistance in voting or with election processes in a language other than English. Telephone or video interpretation is available in any language, including American Sign Language (ASL).

Voters who need assistance can also go on-linecall or email for help with the voting process — including signing up to vote, marking or reading a ballot, updating voter registration information, understanding election rules and the required steps in voting, or any other election-related matter.

Multnomah County Elections wants all voters to vote easily, privately and independently, understand the steps in voting, understand election rules, and know whom to ask for help. Each voter’s situation can be different.

More than 30 Official Ballot Drop Sites to serve you

Multnomah County has over 30 Official Ballot Drop Sites available now until 8 pm on Election Day for you to return your ballot. Official Ballot Drop Sites include all Multnomah County Library locations. Ballots are picked up from library locations and Official Ballot Drop Boxes on a regular schedule. Please note, the Central Library drop site is now located on SW 11th Avenue between SW Yamhill Street and SW Taylor Street while the Central Library undergoes construction (see map).

Official Ballot Drop Sites are available on-line and below.


North Portland

  • Rose QuarterNEW: at the south side of the Rose Quarter, by the fountain and Rip City sign – walk-up-Only (see map)
  • St. John’s Library (Library Book Drop): 7510 N. Charleston Ave. (see map)
  • North Portland Library (Library Book Drop): 512 N. Killingsworth St. (see map)
  • Kenton Library (Library Book Drop): 8226 N. Denver Ave. (see map)
  • Green Zebra Grocery (Official Ballot Drop Box): 3011 N. Lombard St., in the rear parking lot off N. Curtis Avenue. (see map)
  • McCoy Park (Official Ballot Drop Box): at the southeast corner of McCoy Park near N. Trenton Street and N. Newman Avenue – walk-up-only) (see map)

Northeast Portland

  • Albina Library (Official Ballot Drop Box): 216 NE Knott St. (see map)
  • Hollywood Library (Library Book Drop): 4040 NE Tillamook St. (see map)
  • McDonald’s (Official Ballot Drop Box): 2010 NE César E. Chávez Blvd., on the west side of NE 40th Avenue between NE Tillamook Street and NE Hancock Street, near the Hollywood Library (see map)
  • Gregory Heights Library (Library Book Drop): 7921 NE Sandy Blvd. (see map)
  • Parkrose Neighborhood (Official Ballot Drop Box): 4390 NE 102nd Ave., in the east parking lot, across the street from Mt. Hood Community College’s Maywood Park Center on NE 102nd Avenue and NE Prescott Street (see map)

Northwest Portland

  • Northwest Library (Library Book Drop): 2300 NW Thurman St. (see map)

Southeast Portland

  • Multnomah County Elections – 1040 SE Morrison St. (see map)
    • SE 11th Avenue: Official Ballot Drop Box on the east side of SE 11th, between SE Alder Street and SE Morrison Street
    • SE Belmont Street: Official Ballot Drop Box on the north side of SE Belmont between SE 10th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue
    • 1040 SE Morrison St.: Walk-up/bike-up Official Ballot Drop Site, via a slot in the building, at SE 11th Avenue and SE Morrison Street
  • Belmont Library (Library Book Drop): 1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd. (see map)
  • Sellwood-Moreland Library (Library Book Drop): 7860 SE 13th Ave. (see map)
  • Woodstock Library (Library Book Drop): 6008 SE 49th Ave. (see map)
  • Holgate Library (Library Book Drop): 7905 SE Holgate Blvd. (see map)
  • Midland Library (Official Ballot Drop Box): 805 SE 122nd Ave. (see map)
  • Regal Cinemas Movie Theater / M & M Car Wash (Official Ballot Drop Box): SE Division Street and SE 165th Avenue, in Regal Cinemas’ parking lot behind M & M Car Wash (see map)
  • Rockwood Library (Library Book Drop): 17917 SE Stark St. (see map)

Southwest Portland

  • A–Boy Supply (Official Ballot Drop Box): 7365 SW Barbur Blvd. (see map)
  • Capitol Hill Library (Library Book Drop): 10723 SW Capitol Hwy. (see map)
  • Hillsdale Library (Library Book Drop): 1525 SW Sunset Blvd. (see map)
  • Central Library (Drive-up Library Book Drop): 801 SW 10th Ave., on SW 11th Avenue between SW Yamhill Street and SW Taylor Street (see map)
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square (Official Ballot Drop Box): 700 block of SW Broadway, next to Starbucks, across from Nordstrom, walk-up-only) (see map)


  • Fairview-Columbia Library (Library Book Drop): 1520 NE Village St. (see map)


  • Gresham Library (Official Ballot Drop Box): 385 NW Miller Ave. (see map)
  • Voting Center Express – Multnomah County East Building (Official Ballot Drop Box): 600 NE 8th St., inside the Voting Center Express on the first floor of the Multnomah County East Building. (The box is available only when the Voting Center Express is open. You will need to park and then walk inside to deposit your ballot.) (see map)


  • Troutdale Library (Library Book Drop): 2451 SW Cherry Park Road (see map)

Countdown to the Nov. 8, 2022, General Election

  • Ballots begin to be mailed: Oct. 19
  • All voters should have received their ballot: Oct. 27
  • Election Day: Nov. 8
  • Final election results are certified: Dec. 5

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison St., Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open October 17 – November 8, 2022

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th St., Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-VOTE (8683)

Email: [email protected]


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