Have You Mailed Back Your Ballot? 

Contact: Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart, 541-682-4328

Lane County Elections recommends that voters mail back their voted ballots to the Elections Office no later than Thursday, May 16.


After that date, Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart suggests voters return their ballots to one of the many official ballot drop sites available, or turn them in at the Elections Office at 275 W 10th Ave., in Eugene.


A list of available drop sites is on the Elections website at www.lanecounty.org/Elections/DropOff.htm


To be counted, all voted ballots must be received at the Elections Office or in an official drop site by 8 p.m. Election Day, May 21, 2013. Postmarks do not qualify your ballot.


Betschart said there are important steps for voters to follow as they get their ballots ready to return.


  • Each voter must sign his or her own ballot return identification envelope. Make sure to sign the ballot envelope that lists your own printed name and address.


  • Sign the ballot envelope in the same manner as your most current voter registration card.


“Please call our office if you have any questions prior to casting your vote,” she said. “We want to make sure every registered voter can have his or her vote counted.”


Lane County Elections is located at 275 W. 10th Avenue, on the corner of 10th and Lincoln in downtown Eugene. Office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Election Day, May 21, 2013 the office will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.