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No results can be announced until 8 pm on election night. No more than seven days before election day, county election officials may begin preparing the ballots for counting by opening the return identification envelopes and the secrecy envelopes. The ballots may be run through the ballot scanner, however, no tabulation is done until election day.
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Your ballot packet will automatically be mailed to you 18 to 14 days prior to the election. Each packet contains a secrecy envelope, ballot return envelope, and ballot. Once you vote the ballot, place it in the secrecy envelope and seal it in the pre-addressed return envelope. Be sure to sign the return envelope on the appropriate line after verifying that the return envelope has your name and current residential address.
No. All ballots are separated from the return envelope before the ballots are inspected. This process ensures confidentiality.
Your ballot has been cast as soon as you deposit it in the mailbox or at a drop site. After that, you cannot receive a new ballot to re-vote.
You have the choice of mailing your ballot or returning it to any county election office or any designated drop site in the state. The times and locations of drop sites are provided in each ballot packet. The drop sites are also listed on this website. The sites listed on this website are for countywide elections and may vary for smaller elections.
You can always call your county election office and ask if they received your ballot. A record is kept showing each voter whose ballot has been returned.
Your voted ballot can be returned without extra postage. In those instances where additional postage is necessary, it will be clearly indicated on the ballot materials.
Call your Lincoln County Clerk at 541-265-4131 and staff will assist you.
If you make a mistake, you may call your county election office and request a replacement ballot. One will be mailed to you provided the request is received with sufficient time for mailing. Otherwise, you may pick up a replacement ballot in person at your county election office.
If you have not received your ballot within a week after they are mailed, call your county election office. Staff will check that your voter registration is current. If it is, they will mail you a replacement ballot.
Vote by mail is a method of distributing ballots for an election. Instead of using traditional polling places where voters go to cast ballots on election day, a ballot is automatically mailed to each registered voter. The ballot is then voted on and returned to the county election office to be counted.
Every county provides privacy booths where you can mark your ballot. Usually, you can drop off your completed ballot at the same location. Call your county election office if you need to locate and use a privacy booth.
The voted ballot must be received in any county election office or designated drop site by 8 pm on election night. If you are mailing your ballot it MUST be postmarked with election day postmark.
Initial results are released at 8 pm on election night and will continue to be updated through election night until all ballots have been counted.
Yes, the ballot will still be counted.