LOCAL NEWS: County adds 24-hour ballot drop boxes for Nov. 3 election
Mail-in voting is in the news nationally this year, as many states look to expand this voting option in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Clatsop County and the rest of Oregon, voting in the Nov. 3 General Election will occur just as it has since the state adopted all-mail-in balloting 20 years ago.
Ballots will go out to all registered voters beginning Oct. 14.
Completed ballots must be received by the Clatsop County Elections Division by 8 p.m. on Election Day – postmarks do not count.
This year the county is making it easier for local voters to cast their ballots with the installation of 24-hour drop boxes at seven locations around the county.
The boxes will be located outside the following sites:
County Clerk’s Office, 820 Exchange St., Astoria
Cannon Beach City Hall, 163 E. Gower
Gearhart City Hall, 698 Pacific Way
Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway
Warrenton City Hall, 225 S. Main (located in back parking lot off S. Main Court)
Knappa High School, 41535 Old Hwy 30
Jewell School, 83874 Highway 103]
The last day to register to vote in the General Election is Oct. 13. For more election information go to www.co.clatsop.or.us.