May 16, 2023 Special Election Information and Dates

Dates you might like to know:

Mar 31, 2023 Fri Military and out of country ballots mailed
Apr 17, 2023 Mon Out of State ballots mailed
Apr 25, 2023 Tue Last day to register to vote
Apr 26, 2023  Wed Local ballots mailed
May 11, 2023 Thu Last day for Election Official to mail ballots
May 12, 2023 Fri Voters needing a replacement ballot must make arrangements for pickup at Benton County Elections Office.
May 16, 2023 Tue Election Day - 8:00 PM deadline to return ballots using an Official Ballot Drop Box anywhere in the state of Oregon or by USPS mail. Please note: Ballots returned via USPS must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received by the Elections Office by the 7th day after the election

Election results release plan:

May 16, 2023 Tue ASAP after 8:00 PM Initial unofficial election night results
May 16, 2023 Tue Approximately 11:00 PM Update unofficial election night results
May 17, 2023 Wed By 5:00 PM Update unofficial election results
May 24, 2023 Wed By 5:00 PM Update unofficial election results after postmark ballot return deadline
Jun 07, 2023 Wed By 5:00 PM Update unofficial election results after ballot challenge resolution deadline
Jun 09, 2023 Fri By 5:00 PM Official election results 
Jun 12, 2023 Thu Before 5:00 PM Last day to prepare and deliver abstracts

Vote Tabulation System Certification:

Pre-Election Certification May 09, 2023 Tue 10:00 AM
Election Certification May 15, 2023 Mon 8:30 AM
Post-Election Certification Jun 12, 2023 Mon 10:00 AM

Follow the Voting Instructions to complete your ballot.
Ballots may be returned by:

Dropping it off at any County Elections Office or official ballot dropsite in the State of Oregon.
Bringing it to the County Elections Office to vote in-person.
Mailing the ballot. If returning ballot by mail:
(A) The ballot must be received at the office of the county clerk not later than 8:00 PM PST Election Day; or
(B) The ballot must: (i) Have a postal indicator showing that the ballot was mailed not later than the date of the election; and (ii) Be received at the office of the county clerk not later than seven calendar days after the date of the election. (HB 3291 Effective 1/1/2022)

Check your ballot status and voter registration status at:
Or contact Benton County Elections & Passports
By Phone: 541-766-6756 or E-mail: