Quarter of ballots have been returned county-wide
Election Day is less than a week away and as of Tuesday, about 25 percent of ballots had been returned.
County-wide, 39,260 ballots were mailed. That includes city voters who have a commission race, chickens and charter updates on their ballot. Elections are also being held in Cascade and Belt. The economic development levy was on the ballot for all county voters.
Of the ballots mailed, about 9,300 had been returned by Tuesday. Election staff that so far, voter turnout was higher for that point in the ballot return period. They’ve been busy processing hundreds of ballots daily, but no votes will be counted until after 8 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Ballots are due by 8 p.m. Tuesday. They can be returned by mail or in person at the Elections Office at 325 2nd Ave. N. The Elections office is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, but will close at noon on Monday so staff can move to the ExpoPark, but ballots can still be dropped at the office.
On Tuesday, ballots can be returned to Exhibition Hall at Expo Park from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and if you need to register or get a replacement ballot, you can take care of that as well.