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Coos County's January Special Election ballots to be mailed out Jan. 4

File photo from the Coos County Elections Office, October 14, 2014. (SBG photo)

COQUILLE, Ore. -- The Special Election in Coos County will be held on January 23, 2018.

Ballots will be mailed to all active, registered voters on January 4.

Voters should receive their ballots between January 5-12. Military, overseas and out-of-state ballots are mailed earlier.

If voters in Coos County have not received their ballot in the mail by Friday, January 12, they should contact the Coos County Elections office.

The last day for new registrations in Oregon for this election is January 2 and postmarks do count, election officials say.

"I would also like to stress that ballots are not forwarded by the post office, so if a voter has moved or changed a mailing address, they must complete a new registration form to update their address," said Coos County Clerk Debbie Heller. This can be done online at www.oregonvotes.gov or by completing a new registration card and returning it to the Election office.

The cost of postage to return a Coos County ballot for this election will be 49 cents, or voters may choose to drop their ballot off at a local drop site located throughout the county.

The list of drop site locations for this election is listed on the county website at www.co.coos.or.us and will also be printed on the ballot.

An elector may verify that their ballot has been received by the Election office through the Oregon Secretary of State’s website at www.oregonvotes.gov's “My Vote.” Electors may also register or update their registration through this site.

A public certification and demonstration of ballot programming and tabulation will be held on Friday, January 12 at 3 p.m. in the Election office at the Courthouse in Coquille.

The first report will be available shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Day, with subsequent reports following every hour or so until the final unofficial report, when the tabulation is complete for the night.

These reports are available on the County website. You can also call at any time (beginning shortly after 8 p.m.) for the latest tabulation results; check the website for the latest update of results at www.co.coos.or.us and click on Election Results.

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