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County officials remind voters to use both envelopes for two ballots mailed a week apart

Dan HolladayOn their kitchen counters, many Oregon City voters will have two election ballots and two election envelopes to mail back, and they must use both envelopes if they want all of their votes to be counted.

City commissioners released Mayor Dan Holladay's investigation report just after the Clackamas County Elections Office on Oct. 21 mailed out recall ballots to all registered voters in Oregon City.

Meanwhile, county elections officials reminded voters to keep the contents of the Nov. 10 Recall Election Ballot separate from the Nov. 3 General Election Ballot, which was mailed out a week earlier. You cannot use the same envelope to mail both ballots, even if the elections office receives both ballots before Nov. 3.

If someone accidently returns both their recall and general election ballot in the same envelope before Nov. 3, Elections Manager Andrew Jones said that only the ballot with the valid matching envelope would be counted. Oregon law stipulates that ballots must be returned with the signed envelope provided for each election.

Learn more at county elections website.

This online story has been updated to reflect that the investigation report into Holladay has now been released.


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