MEDFORD, Ore. – Election Day is less than two weeks away but some Jackson County voters have already turned in their ballot. There was a steady flow of cars pulling over to the ballot drop box at the county elections office Wednesday afternoon.
County officials said, as of Tuesday, they had more than 6,000 ballots already turned in and received several more ballot boxes on Wednesday. The ballots already received by the elections office will remain sealed but have been sorted by precinct to speed up the process once the ballots begin to be counted. County officials encourage voters to act quickly if they have any problems with their ballot.
“If you do have issues or if you didn’t get your ballot, give us a jingle and we’ll be glad to look that up in the Oregon Centralized Voter Registration and come up with a remedy and you may need to come down and visit us. But we do recommend you do that as early as you can,” Jackson County Clerk Chirs Walker.
Ballots can be mailed in to the county elections office or be dropped off at the 24 hour drop boxes out in front of the building. Monday October 29th, the Ashland, Central Point and Eagle Point libraries will open up 24 hour drop box locations and Rogue River City Hall will have a drop box locations open during normal business hours. County Clerk Chris Walker encourages voters to vote early so results can be calculated as soon as possible on Election Night.