City & Government

Lane County mails ballots; should arrive by Oct. 21

Lane County elections officials mailed ballots today for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. Most voters should receive their ballots by Wednesday, Oct. 21. Officials said they expected a surge in last-minute voter registrations, and confirmed that happened. Ballots for those newly registered voters will be mailed early next week.

Voters who do not receive a ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020 election can check on the status of their registration and ballot at They may also contact Lane County Elections at 541-682-4234 to determine if they need to update their voter registration in order to receive a ballot.

Voters can drop off ballots at one of many official drop box locations listed in the insert included with their ballot. Drop boxes are now open and will remain open until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Due to COVID-19, the Lane County Elections Office will be open to the public only on Friday, Oct. 30; Monday, Nov. 2; and Tuesday, Nov. 3, Election Day. Check its web page at for additional updates concerning office hours. 

When open, visitors will be required to observe physical distancing guidelines; masks are required. The Elections Office has a small quantity of masks available for visitors that do not have their own.

On all other dates, the Lane County Elections Office is closed to walk-ins. Assistance is available over the phone at 541-682-4234 (weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and via email at [email protected].

Voters with issues that cannot be resolved via phone or email will be able to make an appointment to visit the Elections Office.

Check out The Chronicle’s hyper-local election coverage in this week’s editions and for ongoing coverage.



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