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Deadline approaches for May 15 primary election

Friday, April 13, 2018

Those who want to vote in the May 15 primary election and those who want to change their party affiliations have until April 24.

All forms must be hand-delivered by 5 p.m. or postmarked on or before April 24. To be eligible to vote, you must be an Oregon resident, a U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old by Election Day. 

For voters not registered with a political party, the Independent Party of Oregon has chosen to open its primary election to voters who are not members of any party for the May 15 election. To request a primary election ballot for the Independent Party, complete and return the form on our website or in person at the Clatsop County Elections Office, on the second floor at 820 Exchange St., Astoria.

A form has been mailed to each nonaffiliated registered voter who has the option to request an Independent Party ballot.

Voter registration forms are available at the Elections Office, local post offices, public libraries and Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles offices. People may also register online with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office at

For more information go to the Clatsop County website or call 503-325-8511.

Ballots for the election will be mailed beginning April 25. Ballots are not forwarded by the post office. Therefore, voters are urged to update their registration if they’ve moved.

Voter pamphlets will be mailed to each household before ballots arrive; the pamphlet for Clatsop County races and measures will be inserted into the state voters’ pamphlet.

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