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Your Voice, Your Vote: Countdown to Election Day

A number of deadlines are fast approaching as we hurtle toward Election Day on November 6.

Posted: Oct 9, 2018 5:12 PM
Updated: Oct 9, 2018 5:15 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — The 2018 Midterm general elections are less than a month away, and it can sometimes be difficult to know what you need to do and when in order to make sure that your vote is counted.

Look no further than this article for a quick primer of upcoming deadlines of which you should be aware:

October 12-17 - Voter's Pamphlet Delivered

Postal carrier will begin delivering Voters’ Pamphlets for the November 6 General Election between the days of October 12-17 statewide. You can read an online version of the state voters’ pamphlet on the Secretary of State web page.

Receiving a voters' pamphlet does not necessarily mean that you are registered to vote. Go online to check your status or visit your local Elections Office.

October 16 - Voter Registration Deadline

You must register in order to receive a ballot and vote! This deadline also includes updates to your registration. If you have moved, changed your mailing address or name you will need to update your registration. Ballots cannot be forwarded.

Most registration and updates can be done online at www.oregonvotes.gov as long as you have a valid Oregon ID. You can also update your voter registration automatically at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) if you are updating your Oregon ID or Driver's License.

October 20 - Ballot Delivery Begins

Ballots will be delivered to the USPS processing center by October 19, and delivery to registered voters begins the next day. If you do not receive a ballot by Friday, October 26, 2018, and you are a registered voter, contact the elections office at 541-774-6148.

October 22 - Ballot Drop-Sites Open

Ballots must be received at the your local elections office or in an official ballot drop box, no later than 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in order to be counted. Postmarks don't count! Drop-sites close at 8 p.m. sharp.

Jackson County Drop Site Locations  (See sidebar for other counties)

 - Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland OR 97520 (24-Hour)

 - Central Point Library, 116 S. 3rd St. Central Point OR 97502 (24-Hour)

 - Eagle Point Library, 239 W. Main St. Eagle Point OR 97524 (24- Hour)

 - Phoenix Library, 510 W. 1st St. Phoenix OR 97535 (24-Hour)

 - Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St. Rogue River OR 97537 (24-Hour)

 - Jackson County Elections, 1101 West Main Street, Medford OR 97501 opening on Friday, April 27, 2018 (24-Hour, drive-up)

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 68503

Reported Deaths: 867
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah15561230
Washington940198
Marion8650135
Clackamas568777
Umatilla421248
Lane405040
Jackson357925
Malheur234942
Deschutes207414
Yamhill161516
Linn131019
Polk114015
Douglas88217
Jefferson79811
Union7463
Klamath7454
Benton7447
Morrow6357
Lincoln60014
Wasco49719
Josephine4824
Columbia4573
Coos4061
Hood River3751
Clatsop3450
Baker2703
Crook2086
Grant1301
Curry1202
Tillamook1150
Lake1131
Harney901
Wallowa703
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler30
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1171802

Reported Deaths: 19025
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3832757580
San Bernardino884691129
Riverside850771434
San Diego75307988
Orange731521559
Kern39990448
Fresno37349477
Sacramento35739566
Santa Clara32454476
Alameda28378502
San Joaquin25675502
Contra Costa23381260
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20550308
Ventura18914175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco15053160
Monterey14695116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11846157
Merced11537179
Santa Barbara11205135
Kings1044087
Solano1003681
Marin7628129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo595635
Shasta460147
Yolo456174
Santa Cruz420228
Butte385359
Sutter314415
Napa294517
El Dorado21544
Yuba198110
San Benito181316
Lassen17733
Tehama158725
Mendocino148522
Nevada11839
Tuolumne9088
Glenn8918
Lake88619
Humboldt8199
Colusa6946
Siskiyou6242
Mono5243
Amador48416
Calaveras47522
Del Norte3131
Inyo29016
Plumas2050
Trinity1390
Mariposa1262
Modoc1220
Alpine470
Sierra190
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