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Election reminder: Voters should use drop sites after Thursday

Washington County levies top issues for Nov. 3; about 60,000 of 290,000 ballots returned.


Deadlines are coming up for ballots in Washington County.

Officials advise voters to use official drop sites after Thursday, Oct. 29, instead of the mail. Ballots must be in the hands of elections officials by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3; postmarks do not count.

As of Wednesday, Oct. 28, 59,127 of almost 290,000 ballots had been returned.

A complete list of drop sites can be found by calling (503) 846-5800.

They include city offices in Cornelius, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard and Tualatin, a site in Forest Grove, and libraries in Banks, Beaverton, Cedar Mill, Garden Home, Hillsboro (main and Shute Park branch), and West Slope.

The county elections office at 3700 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton, will be open additional hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.

There are two countywide levies on the ballot plus other measures:

• Measure 34-235 would set a rate of 22 cents per $1,000 of taxable value of property, up from the current 17 cents during the previous five years, for Washington County Cooperative Library Services.

• Measure 34-236 would continue a rate of 42 cents per $1,000 of taxable property value, unchanged from the previous five years, for an array of public safety services.

• Measure 34-239: An amendment to the Tigard city charter to allow an elected city official to seek another city office without resigning; for example, a council member in midterm could run for mayor.

• Measure 34-240: An amendment to the Tigard city charter to extend the limit on city elected office from 12 to 16 years. However, it would leave intact an eight-year limit for mayor.

• Measure 34-241: A bond issue of $34.5 million, repaid from property taxes, for a community and recreation center in Tigard.

• Measure 34-242: Approval of the annexation of 101.79 acres by the city of Sherwood.

• Measure 3-468: Approval of the Coffee Creek Urban Renewal District within the city of Wilsonville, part of which is in Washington County.

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