Postal service

United States Postal Service mail collection box in Southeast Portland stolen on May 4, 2022

May 16, 2022

For immediate release

Contacts: Tim Scott, Eric Sample, 503-988-VOTE (8683) or Jessica Morkert-Shibley 971-563-3735.

United States Postal Service mail collection box in Southeast Portland stolen May 4, 2022: Voters who used the collection box at SE Reed College Place and SE Woodstock Boulevardafter 11:35 a.m. on May 4, should contact Multnomah County Elections immediately at 503-988-VOTE (8683).

PORTLAND- The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently notified the Multnomah County Electoral Division that a USPS blue mail collection box was stolen on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The USPS box was located at SE Reed College Place and SE Woodstock Boulevard in the Eastmoreland neighborhood of southeast Portland.

The Postal Service confirmed that all mail was removed from the box on May 4, 2022 at 11:35 a.m. Any voter who used this USPS mail collection box to mail their ballot on May 4, after this time, should immediately contact Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-VOTE (8683) to verify the status of his ballot.

Any voter whose ballot has not been received at the Elections Office can still request a replacement ballot at the multco.us/orderahead immediately. You can also contact Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-VOTE (8683) to request a replacement ballot. Multnomah County Elections Offer Extended Pre-Election Hours:

Monday May 16

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Election Day, Tuesday May 17

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Voters can also register to track their vote on multco.us/trackyourballot. Track Your Ballot service lets voters know when their ballot has been sent, received and accepted by the Elections Division.

At least one voter, who used the Eastmoreland mailbox that was reported stolen, alerted the county after not hearing from Track Your Ballot a week after dropping off the ballot there. Election staff confirmed that the ballot had not reached the Elections Division and promptly issued a replacement ballot.

The Division of Elections alerted the Secretary of State’s office.

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