Ballots out for primary election


Last updated 4/26/2022 at Noon

More than 153,000 ballots for the May 2022 Primary Election were to be mailed to registered voters in

Deschutes County on Wednesday.

If voters do not receive their ballot by Wednesday, May 4, they are encouraged to call

the Deschutes County Elections at 541-388-6547.

This year, ballot packets will not include optional blue paper secrecy sleeves. The outer signature envelope has a security weave on

the inside that will protect ballot privacy.

Voters’ Pamphlets with information about candidates and measures from local jurisdictions for the May Primary have already mailed. The Voters’ Pamphlet is available online at

Signed and sealed ballots must be returned to an Official Ballot Drop Site by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballots that are returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day. A stamp is not required.

Official ballot drop sites open on Friday, April 29. There is a drop site located at Sisters City Hall.

Drop sites will close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Deschutes County Elections staff remind voters to sign ballot return envelopes. The signature on each voter’s ballot return envelope is verified against the voter’s signature on file. The signature must match before a ballot can be counted.

Preliminary election results will be posted online after 8 p.m. on election night at

Additional information about the May 17, 2022 Primary Election is available online at If voters need assistance with voting or casting their ballot, they are encouraged to call the Deschutes County Elections Office at 541-388-6547.


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