The Wasco County Clerk’s office has received 30.94 percent of the ballots sent to 15,812 registered voters, about the same as four years ago when President Barack Obama was seeking re-election.
Lisa Gambee, county clerk, said the U.S. Postal Service is reporting that mail takes from five to seven days for delivery. She recommends that people start using drop boxes at the county courthouse, 511 Washington Street, or Maupin City Hall, 408 Deschutes Avenue, to ensure arrival by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, since postmarks do not count.
The Dalles Rotary Club will help with drive-thru ballot collection on Fifth Street outside the courthouse on election day, beginning at 7 a.m.
Election results will be posted Nov. 8 as they are reported on the Chronicle website, www.thedalleschronicle.com, and Facebook.