BEND, OR -- Voters’ pamphlets will hit mailboxes as early as Thursday, including information on the candidates, state and local measures, and a list of official ballot drop sites. But, County Clerk Nancy Blankenship says an error slipped through the cracks, in the Deschutes County version, despite their best efforts. "We do have one small discrepancy; I’m not sure how it happened, but for the Sunriver drop site, it reflects the May dates." She tells KBND News, "The drop site in Sunriver will open on Wednesday, October 31 – Halloween, so that’s a day to kind of remember. And, will be open 24/7 until 8 p.m. on Election Night."
Drop sites in La Pine and southwest Bend also open October 31. Southeast Bend and downtown drop sites, along with those in Redmond and Sisters, open on the 19th. A corrected list of the Deshutes County sites and dates is available HERE. Crook County drop sites can be found HERE. And, a list of Jefferson County locations is available HERE.
"Next Tuesday, October 16 is the deadline to register to vote if you are not registered in Oregon." Blankenship says new Oregon voters relying on a recent visit to the DMV to get registered through the “Motor Voter” program should consider filling out an online registration card, just in case, because the DMV can take up to three weeks to process. And, she says, once you fill out your ballot, make sure it’s in by 8 p.m. November sixth. "To cover everyone, if you haven’t mailed your ballot by Wednesday, October 31, take it to a drop site and we open more drop sites on that date."