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Multnomah County voters can get replacement ballots

Multnomah County

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — With 8 days to go until the midterm elections, voters in Oregon continue to return their ballots at a fast clip.

In Multnomah County, Elections Director Tim Scott told KOIN 6 News voters should contact their office if they haven’t yet received their ballot.

He said “some equipment malfunction at the main postal processing facility” delayed some ballot “to some neighborhoods in Portland.” But he added a few North Portland voters got their ballot “within about 6 days of mailing.”

Many times when a voter hasn’t received a ballot, there is an issue with their address. Ballots don’t get forwarded like other mail.

Voters at the Multnomah County Elections office, October 29, 2018 (KOIN)

A voter must let the elections office know your new address.

Also, if your driver’s license signature doesn’t match what’s on file, you might not have gotten a ballot in the maiul.

And sometimes ballots get stolen from unsecured mailboxes. But Scott said they were able to track down some of those voters and replaced their ballots.

Multnomah County voters can also ask for a replacement ballot through the county’s election website. The replacement ballots can either be mailed or picked up at the main office in Southeast Portland or the new Voting Center Express in Gresham. 

“One of the greatest features of Vote by Mail is the ability to troubleshoot issues with plenty of time to resolve them before Election Day,” Scott said in an email.

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