May 8, 2012
To the OSU Community:
Most voters received their ballot in the mail for the May 15th Presidential Primary Election on Saturday, April 28th. The last day a ballot will be mailed to a voter for the current election is Thursday, May 10th.
If you have not received a ballot, contact your County Elections Office to check on your voting status.
- · Benton County Elections Office: 541-766-6756 or
- · For a complete list of Oregon County Elections Offices:
Please take time to familiarize yourself with the issues that are on the May ballot.
For complete online access to the voters’ pamphlet: http://oregonvotes.org/pages/history/archive/may152012/guide/eng/votersguide.html
In order to be counted, your ballot must be received by a County Elections Office or deposited in an official ballot drop site no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day: Tuesday, May 15th.
Note: Postmarks do not count. The ballot must be deposited or received by May 15th. If you are mailing your ballot, in order to ensure that it is received in time, mail it no later than Thursday, May 10th.
There is an official ballot drop site on the OSU Campus:
OSU Valley Library
Mon. – Thur. 7:30 AM to midnight
Fri. 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sun. 10:00 AM to midnight
In Benton County there are four 24-HOUR OFFICIAL BALLOT DROP BOXES:
Benton County Courthouse
Courthouse lawn on 4th Street
Handicapped entrance on 5th Street
120 NW 4th St. – Corvallis
Wells Fargo Bank
Next to Pizza Hut in the Timberhill Shopping Center
2543 NW Kings Blvd. – Corvallis
Lincoln Health Center
Drop box in parking lot
121 SE Viewmont Ave. – Corvallis
Ray’s Food Place
North Albany Shopping Center
621 Hickory Ave. NW – North Albany
Other official drop sites include:
Corvallis Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave. – Corvallis
Mon. – Thur. 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Fri. – Sat. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
LBCC – Benton Center
757 NW Polk Ave – Corvallis
Mon. – Thur. 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Fri. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: On Election Day all official ballot drop sites will be open until 8:00 PM
For more information about other official ballot drop sites in Benton County: 541-766-6756 or http://www.co.benton.or.us/admin/elections/dropsites-primary.php
For information about official ballot drop sites in other counties: http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/nov42008/dropsites.html
If your ballot is from another county, you may drop it off at ANY official County ballot box, as long as you do so no later than 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 15th. The county receiving the ballot will route it to your home county for counting.
For voting and election information from the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/
I hope you will take time to participate in the May 15th Presidential Primary Election.
Edward J. Ray