With many worried about voter fraud in the 2020 elections, how can we make sure our vote is counted and counted correctly? Oregonians have been voting by mail since 1998. Here are a few tips on how to make sure your vote is safe.
1. Fill It Out Early
Don’t wait until November 3rd to fill it out and send it out. The recommended deadline for sending out your ballot in order to be received in time is October 28th, 2020. The sooner the Secretary of State receives your ballot the sooner it is counted. Ballots that are received after November 3rd, as it happens often, are not counted.
2.Fill It Out Well
Use a black or blue pen to fill in the boxes to the left of the name you are voting for. Fill out the box completely. To vote on a measure, fill in the box next to either “Yes” or “No”.
To correct a mistake, draw through the entire measure response or candidate’s name. Then you have the option to make another choice.
If you do not agree with any of the candidates on the ballot you have the option of voting in a “Write-In”. Write the first and last name of the person you wish to fill that role. Write legibly so that someone else can read it.
3.Do Not Mail It In
Mail is constantly running late, being lost, or just sent to a place it should not be. For these reasons we do not recommend that you mail in your ballot through the regular mail services. When you are ready to send out your ballot find the nearest Ballot Drop Site. From there the ballots are quickly and securely received by your county clerks/elections office.
Freedom Believers Unofficial
Ballot Drop-Off Sites
If you are not able to make it to a ballot box or your countys local elections office, drop off your ballot at one of our unofficial ballot drop off sites and we will take them to the county’s local elections office for you. We will have two drop-off sites in Mount Angel, Oregon and Silverton, Oregon. Click Here For More Information.