Posted April 23, 2020
The rest of the country is wondering how they will vote without leaving home. Fortunately here in Oregon we figured that out more than 20 years ago. Let's show them how it's done!
New in 2020: No stamp needed to return ballots by postal mail. And this year, with most activities away from home off-limits, that makes two fewer excuses for not voting.
Put voting on your quarantine to-do list. Then post a selfie to instagram with the hashtag #hillsdalepdxvotes showing that you voted (sealed envelope? ballot going into the mailbox or dropbox?). Voting is not just a responsibility, it's a right!
See below for the basic information on elections specific to Hillsdale and a refresher on how to return your ballot. For all the details, consult the voter's guide once it arrives in your mailbox or go to multco.us/elections/current-and-upcoming-elections-multnomah-county-elections.
Election Dates, May 2020 Primary
April 22-25: Voters' Pamphlet mailed to all residential households
April 28: Voter Registration and party change deadline. Go to sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en
April 29: Ballots begin to be mailed to voters. Ballot not received by Thursday, May 7? Call 503-988-VOTE (8683) or email email@example.com.
May 14: Last day to safely return your ballot by mail. After that date voters must use an official drop site.
May 19: Oregon Primary Election date (Ballots due by 8:00pm)
How to return your ballot
Option 1: Mail your ballot in the return envelope with free postage by May 14
Option 2: Drop off your ballot at an official 24-hour drop site by 8:00pm on May 19. Drop sites on the westside are at Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., in the outside book return behind the library on SW 11th Ave, or at A-Boy Supply, 7365 SW Barbur Blvd.
Postmarks don't count. Ballots must be returned before 8:00pm on Election Day.
City of Portland Measure No: 26-209: Renews motor vehicle fuel tax for street repair, maintenance, safety
Metro District Measure No: 26-210: Supports homeless services through higher earners' tax, business profits tax
Listed below are the contested elections for offices with geographical districts that include Hillsdale. Your ballot will contain elections for additional offices, including primaries for presidential candidates.
Hillsdale is represented by the following districts with contested elections. Find your district at www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html.
US Representative, 3rd District
Senator, Senate District 18 State: District encompasses most 97239 addresses that are north of Capitol Highway/Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.
State Representative, House District 36: District encompasses most 97239 zip codes that are north of Capitol Highway/Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.
State Representative, House District 38: District encompasses Hillsdale residences in the 97219 zip code and some 97239 zip codes south of Capitol Highway.
Multnomah County Commissioner District 1
Mayor, City of Portland
Commissioner Position 1, City of Portland
Commissioner Position 2, City of Portland
Commissioner Position 4, City of Portland
Metro Councilor, District 6
Senate District 18
House District 36
House District 38