Voting Information

Am I registered to vote?

Absentee Voting?

Completing your ballot

How to Complete Your Ballot

  1. Examine the ballot(s). Locate the candidates for each office and the YES or NO choice for each measure.
  2. Following the instructions on the ballot, mark the oval next to the candidate or response of your choice for each office or measure. USE A #2 PENCIL OR PEN.  Fill in the oval completely.
  3. To vote for a candidate whose name is not on the ballot, mark the oval next to the space provided on the ballot and write in the full name of the candidate.

Returning the Ballot

  1. Place YOUR voted ballot in the ballot secrecy sleeve.
  2. Place the secrecy sleeve and ballot in the return envelope and seal the return envelope.
  3. SIGN the voter's statement on the back of the return envelope. Your ballot will NOT be counted if the envelope is not SIGNED.
  4. Return.  Mail or deliver the signed and sealed return envelope as soon as possible. The two methods:

        Mail. No postage is necessary.  Envelope must be postmarked by Election Day.  Please be aware of the mail box collection time if you are mailing on Election Day.  If deposited after collection time for that day, your ballot will not be postmarked in time).

        Deliver.  In person at an Official Ballot Drop Site no later than 8pm on Election Day.

  5. Your voted ballot must be received by 8:00 p.m. at an official dropsite or postmarked by Election Day or it will not be counted.

Track your ballot

Ballot Replacement

If you have not already submitted your voted ballot, you may request a replacement ballot.  Should you make a mistake, lose your ballot, or your ballot is damaged, complete and mail:

Replacement Ballot Request Form

Replacement Ballots will be mailed no later than 5 days before the day of the election.  Otherwise, you will need to contact Columbia County Elections and pick it up in person.

If you have not received a ballot, please contact Columbia County Elections to verify your registration information before requesting a ballot replacement.

Drop Sites

State of Oregon Drop Box Locator

Columbia County Ballot Drop Site Locations

These are the drop sites used in a county wide election.  For smaller, local elections, drop site locations will vary.

Columbia County Courthouse
230 Strand St, St Helens

Scappoose City Hall
33568 E. Columbia Ave

Clatskanie Library
11 Lillich St, Clatskanie

Rainier City Hall
106 B St West, Rainier

Vernonia Public Library
701 Weed Ave, Vernonia

Mist-Birkenfeld RFPD (inside office)
12525 Oregon Highway 202, Mist

Elections Quick Links
General Information
Phone Numbers
(503) 397-7214
Fax: (503) 397-7266
Emergencies: Dial 911
230 Strand St.
St. Helens,

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.