On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Oregon will hold a special primary election for the 1st Congressional District, to fill the seat vacated by Representative David Wu. The 1st Congressional District includes parts of northwestern Oregon. This is a Special Primary election applicable only to those registered with the Democratic and Republican Parties. The General election will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. In Oregon, the 1st District includes Clatsop County, Columbia County, Washington County, Yamhill County and part of Multnomah County which includes some of the Portland metropolitan area.
Voting Assistance Officers should contact Oregon voters from the 1st Congressional District and inform them of this news release and assist them in requesting and returning their absentee ballot.
If you are not already registered to vote, you may do so online at oregonvotes.org, or by submitting a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Your FPCA must be received by your local Oregon Elections Office by October 18, 2011. Go to FVAP.gov and get started! It only takes a few minutes! Alternately you may obtain an FPCA from your unit or installation voting assistance officer and at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide; but you must follow the Oregon instructions given at FVAP.gov. Indicate on the FPCA how you would like to receive your absentee ballot, by mail, email, or fax. You will not receive a ballot automatically, even if you voted in the November 2, 2010 general election.
If you are already registered to vote, the deadline for submitting an FPCA to request a ballot is November 8, 2011.
To find out the status of your registration, or your absentee ballot request you can refer to Oregon's elections website at: www.oregonvotes.org and go to MyVote.
If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form to the email address listed below for the correct county office where you reside in the 1st Congressional District. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form to the fax number listed below for the correct county office where you reside. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA tollfree. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in the Voting Assistance Guide, or at FVAP.gov, and fax to: (703)-693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found at FVAP.gov. Voter Alert Telephone: 703-588-1584 E-mail: email@example.com.
Submit your FPCA to the District 1 election office in which you reside:
|Clatsop County Clerk
820 Exchange Street, Suite 220
Astoria, OR 97045
Telephone number: 503-325-8511
Fax number: 503-325-9307
|Multnomah County Clerk
Portland, OR 97214
Fax Number: 503-988-3719
|Washington County Clerk
3700 SW Murray Blvd., Suite 101
Beaverton, OR 97005
Fax number: 503-846-5810
|Yamhill County Clerk
414 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Fax Number: 503-434-7520
Ballots will be mailed and emailed to you starting on September 24, 2011.
Your voted ballot must be received by 8:00pm on November 8, 2011, in order to be counted.
You must return your voted ballot and signed affidavit by regular mail or fax, or you can send it via a licensed motor carrier such as Federal Express, UPS or DSL.
Civilians residing outside the U.S.: Contact your closest U.S. Embassy or consulate for specific instructions on how voted ballots, with proper domestic postage attached, can be returned to the United States from any U.S. embassy or consulate. To locate your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, visit http://www.usembassy.gov/.
If a voter is concerned about not receiving their ballot in time to vote, they may use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB, SF-186). The FWAB instructions are available at www.FVAP.gov. The FWAB is also available in embassies and consulates and military installations around the world.
To check the status of your absentee ballot visit: http://www.oregonvotes.org.
State specific information on precincts, candidates, elections, and voting is available at the Oregon Elections Division website, http://www.oregonvotes.org.
FVAP can be contacted via 1-800-438-8683. Citizens may reach FVAP toll-free from 67 countries by using the toll-free numbers listed on the FVAP web portal, http://www.fvap.gov/contact/index.html. Questions regarding the above may also be referred to the Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program, Department of Defense, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC, 20301-1155, firstname.lastname@example.org, and on the World Wide Web at www.fvap.gov.