Certification test for counting equipment set for May 12; election is May 19
Drop sites for the Tuesday, May 19, election in Columbia County have been announced by the county clerk's office.
The ballot drop locations are spread out across the county's population centers. All are public buildings.
The drop sites are as follows: Scappoose City Hall (33568 E. Columbia Ave., Scappoose) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through May 18; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19 Columbia County Courthouse (230 Strand Street, St. Helens) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, through May 18; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19 Rainier City Hall (106 B Street W., Rainier) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, through May 18; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19 Clatskanie Public Library (11 Lillich Street, Clatskanie) 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, through May 18; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19 Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District (12525 Nehalem Hwy., Clatskanie) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, through May 18; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19 Vernonia Public Library (701 Weed Ave., Vernonia) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through May 18; 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19
There will also be a public test of ballot-counting equipment at the county courthouse, starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12. If county elections officials determine the equipment is working properly, they will certify it for use in this month's election.
The deadline for ballots to be received is 8 p.m. on May 19. Local races include Ballot Measure 5-243 for a depletion fee increase, Port of St. Helens commissioner elections, and school, fire and library board contests.