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If You Want Your Vote To Count, You'd Best Drop Off Your Ballot After Today

Chris Phan

Election officials in Lane County say if you’re still aiming to get your ballot in by the voting deadline, to either seek an official dropbox or to stop by their office. 

That’s because today (Wednesday) was the last day recommended by the U.S. Postal Service to mail in your vote.

Cheryl Betschart is Lane County’s clerk elections manager.  She says so far, ballot returns are especially strong for midterms.  She says there is slight more than the previous midterm elections in 2014. 

Credit Brian Bull / KLCC
Cheryl Betshart, Lane County Elections Office.

Currently the Lane County Elections Office has more than 75,400 ballots in.  That’s a nearly 29 percent return. 

The deadline is 8pm, Tuesday night.  Postmarks don’t count.

Dropbox sites and other information can be found at the Lane County Elections website.

Copyright 2018, KLCC. 

Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.