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 only YOUR voted ballot in the ballot secrecy envelope and seal the envelope.
  2. Place the sealed secrecy envelope 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. Mail or deliver (drop box info) the signed and sealed return envelope as soon as possible.
  5. Your voted ballot must be received by 8:00 p.m. on 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.


State of Oregon Drop Box Locator


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
230 Strand St.
St. Helens,
Fax: (503) 397-7266

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