November Special Election ballots in the mail

November Special Election ballots in the mail
Posted on 10/20/2023

The Lane County Elections office has placed ballots in the USPS mail stream for the November 2023 Special Election. 


Voters will notice that ballot envelopes look different than in previous elections. 


“The size, shape, and color of our mail ballot envelopes have changed,” said Lane County Clerk Dena Dawson. “Our mail ballot envelopes no longer look like a standard mail piece. We worked with the Center for Civic Design to create an envelope that works best with USPS automation, supports good election administration, and works for voters.”


Not every registered voter will receive a ballot because there are no countywide issues for this election. Voters in the City of Eugene’s Ward 7, Pleasant Hill Rural Fire Protection District, Goshen Rural Fire Protection District, the proposed Pleasant Hill Goshen Rural Fire Protection District, Siuslaw School District, and River Road Park & Recreation District will receive ballots.


A total of 13 Lane County ballot drop boxes will remain open until 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 7, 2023.  Drop boxes are open 24/7. A list of drop box locations is included with every ballot. (Not all drop boxes are open because not all areas of Lane County will receive ballots during this election.)


“Ballots are in the mail and voters have until Election Day, November 7, to weigh in on issues facing their communities,” said Dawson. “My office is committed to assisting voters and providing a positive voter experience.”


Voters can track the status of their mail ballot by visiting. 


Voters may return their voted vote-by-mail ballots in one of the following ways:

  • Regular mail. Ballots must be postmarked no later than November 7, 2023 and received no later than November 14, 2023 to be counted.
  • A 24/7 ballot drop box.
  • Lane County Elections. Ballots can be turned in directly to the Lane County Elections Office during business hours.


Ballot drop box locations can be found online at  


Voters with questions can email [email protected] or call 541-682-4234.


About the Lane County Elections Office:

The Elections Office, located at 275 W. 10th Avenue in Eugene, is responsible for conducting elections in Lane County.  The elections office manages voter registration, the processing of mail ballots, recruitment and training of election workers, and certification of elections.