Don’t mail that ballot!

If you have not returned your ballot for Tuesday’s primary election you can still do so at the various drop-off sites in Clatsop County.

But postmarks don’t count in Oregon elections, so it is too late to mail.

Clatsop voters have a number of issues on the ballot:

Measure 4-156 would raise property taxes by $0.165 per $1,000 of assessed home value to pay for a $14 million remodel and expansion of the Clatsop County Jail.

Measure 4-155 would ban the exhibition of exotic animals, particularly elephants, on county land.

Measure 4-157 asks voters in the Knappa-Svensen-Burnside Rural Fire Protection District to approve up to $695,000 in general obligation bonds to fund vehicle and equipment acquisitions.

Five candidates are running for Clatsop County sheriff. They include the current Sheriff Tom Bergin, Senior Deputy Mike Nelson, Seaside Detective Steve Barnett, retired Deputy Bill Fuzia and Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Jim Pierce.

There is one contested election for a Clatsop County Board of Commissioners seat. Seaside resident John Dunzer is running against Gearhart resident Sarah Nebeker.

Ballots are due by 8 p.m. on election day. They can be dropped off at the following locations:

• Clatsop County Clerk’s Office, Public Services Building, 820 Exchange St., Astoria or the 24-hour drop box in front of office.

• Cannon Beach City Hall, 163 Gower St., Cannon Beach

• Gearhart City Hall, 698 Pacific Way, Gearhart

• Knappa High School, 41535 Old Highway 30, Knappa

• Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway, Seaside

• Warrenton City Hall, 225 S. Main Ave., Warrenton

• Mist-Birkenfeld Fire Hall, 12525 Oregon Highway 202

• Clatskanie Library, 11 Lillich St., Clatskanie

For questions, call Clatsop County Elections is (503) 325-8605.

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