HOW DOES VOTE BY MAIL WORK?

EXAMPLES FROM OREGON,

THE OLDEST VOTE BY MAIL STATE

HOW THE BALLOT ARRIVES

[Images provided by Elections Office, Benton County, OR]

No bulky envelopes.  Keeps costs low.

NEED ASSISTANCE?  NEED TO VOTE IN PERSON?

ALWAYS AN OPTION

Entrance to Elections Office, Benton County Courthouse, Corvallis, OR, Primary Election Day, 2020.

[Photo Credit:  Andy Cripe, Mid-Valley Media, OR]

OPTIONS FOR RETURNING A BALLOT

OPTION 1:

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

OPTION 2:

SECURE

BALLOT

DROP BOX

According to one study, more than half (59%) of Oregon voters returned their ballots to a physical location such as a drop box or local election office.

Many secure Ballot Drop Boxes are situated throughout the county.  Some are inside at locations such as libraries or community centers.  Others are outside for walk-up or drive-thru access 24/7.

Ballots can be dropped off until 8 p.m. Election Day, even after it is too late to return an Oregon ballot by mail.

[Photo Credit:  Andy Cripe, Mid-Valley Media, OR]

OREGON BALLOT RETURN PACKAGE

[Images provided by Elections Office, Benton County, OR]

Designed to keep costs down. 

Each election, Oregon voters are mailed a Voters' Pamphlet (separate from their ballots), which includes more information, answers to common questions, and candidate information.  Here are a few pages of information from the May 2020 Voters' Pamphlet.

We thank the League of Women Voters of West Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County for their sponsorship.  The League is not responsible for content.
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