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Ballots sent; May primary includes local, state races

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Please correct this article. The postmark has to be no later than May 17th, not the 24th. This could result in your readers not having their votes counted. The ballots need to be RECEIVED no later than 24th but they still need to be postmarked no later than the 17th. This needs a very obvious retraction in your next issue. Thanks!


A new law in Oregon known as the "postmark rule" says that any ballot postmarked by Election Day is considered on time even if it arrives at elections offices up to 7 days after the election. Voters may be able to put their ballots in the mail as late as Election Day if their mail is collected by USPS and postmarked that day.


Please correct this article. Thanks.

Reporter Starla Pointer

As Raven points out, the correct date is May 17. Ballots must be postmarked by then, or dropped into county voting boxes by 8 p.m. on that date.


Will the local judge of elections in each district disallow ballots postmarked after 5/17?