An image of a ballot drop box in the back of County Clerk Dana Jenkins’s pickup truck sparked rumors that some ballot drop boxes were being eliminated, but the truth is that the ballot box was just being taken away for refurbishing (as are all the county drop boxes regularly), and that, rather than being eliminated, additional drop boxes are being added. Drive-up ballot drop boxes are now available during election periods at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Newport, the Lincoln City City Hall in Lincoln City, the Toledo Police Station in Toledo, and the Waldport City Hall in Waldport. The County Clerk’s website has very detailed directions to these drop boxes. Boxes will be added in Depoe Bay, Siletz and Yachats at those cities’ City Halls. These Drive -up drop boxes will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 8:00pm on election day, November 3, 2020. An additional box will be in the Eddyville Charter School parking lot on election day.
Picture from pre-COVID days: March 7, 2020 LWVLC Members with LWVOR president Rebecca Gladstone in Salem at the LWV 100th Anniversary celebration.