Have you mailed your ballot?

Have you mailed your ballot?
Posted on 11/01/2017

Have you voted but not returned your ballot to Lane County Elections?


Lane County Elections recommends that voters mail back their voted ballots to the Elections Office no later than Wednesday, November 1. 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., Eugene.


A list of available drop sites is on the elections website at www.lanecounty.org/elections and enclosed with the voting material.


To be counted, all voted ballots must be received at the Elections Office or in an official drop site by 8:00 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Postmarks do not qualify your ballot.


With an increase in the number of registered voters in Lane County, it may take more time this year for the United States Postal Service to process and deliver ballots – making it critical for voters who choose to mail their ballots to allow adequate time for processing and delivery.


Betschart said there are several important reminders for voters to follow as they get their ballots ready to return. “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.”


  • Each voter must sign his or her own ballot return identification envelope. Make sure you 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.


Lane County Elections is located at 275 W. 10th Avenue, on the corner of 10th and Lincoln in downtown Eugene. Public office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Election Day, November 7, 2017, the Lane County Elections Office will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.