Contact: Cheryl Betschart, Lane County Clerk 541-682-4328
Since the November 5, 2013 election involves voters in just three districts (Springfield School District, River Road Park & Recreation District, and Junction City School District), ballot boxes are not open county wide. Only the drive-by ballot boxes at the Elections Office, River Road Park & Recreation Center, Junction City Public Library, downtown Springfield, and Splash! at Lively Park will be open.
“Voters should not try to force their ballots or anything else into a locked ballot box, said Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart. “We include a list of the open ballot boxes with every ballot we mail that includes the address.” The same information is available on the elections website at http://www.lanecounty.org/elections.
Note: Several ballot boxes will be opened on November 9 so local residents can drop off property tax payments prior to the Nov. 15 deadline. Boxes that will be opened include Sheldon, Junction City, A Street in Springfield, Cottage Grove, Bethel, Pearl Street, Florence, and Amazon.