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Make a Plan to Vote in the Primary Before Election Day on May 21

The May primary election is underway!

County clerks began sending out ballots to all registered voters on May 1. All ballots must be postmarked or returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day, May 21, 2024.

Ballots can be returned through the mail, at your county clerk’s office, or at any of the secure, official drop boxes available throughout the state. Your ballot will be routed to the county in which you are registered to vote.

In Oregon, the postmark law means any ballot mailed on or before Election Day is counted, even if they are received up to seven days later. These ballots are not late — they were cast on time and will be counted alongside every other vote cast before 8 p.m. on Election Day. Results of close elections may not be immediately available on Election Day because it will take a few days for all the votes to be counted.

“Voting in Oregon feels good because it’s easy and convenient,” said Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade. “It’s why we have one of the highest rates of voter turnout in the country. Oregonians have been voting by mail for more than 20 years — make sure your vote is included and make a plan to return your ballot by Election Day.”

Need help or have any questions regarding your ballot? Your county elections office can help with any problem you have, including getting a replacement ballot.

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Laura (Fosmire) Kerns
Communications Director

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