Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the November election. Ballots go in the mail Oct. 17.

Ballots will be sent only to voters in areas with issues on the ballot.

Voters in Warrenton will consider two requests from the city for five-year local option to finance police operations and for fire department operations.

Property tax measures can be passed only at an election with at least 50-percent voter turnout.

The Miles Crossing Sanitary Sewer District Board is seeking to annex Territory 5 along Dow Road and Cook Slough. Voters who live in the sewer district and Territory 5 will vote on the issue.

Anyone who is a resident of Oregon, a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old by Election Day may register. Voter registration cards that are mailed must be postmarked by Oct. 14.

Under the new federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, new voters registering by mail will need to provide a copy of their driver's license, state-issued identification, a pay check stub, utility bill, bank statement or other government document with their name and address.

Voters who have moved and are registered in Oregon may update their registration until 8 p.m. Election Day.

Voters need to return their ballots to the County Clerk's Office by 8 p.m. Nov. 4 to be counted. Election officials recommend mailing ballots by Oct. 30 to ensure delivery in time. (Postmarks do not count.)

Ballot drop sites will be located at Warrenton City Hall, 225 S. Main Ave. and at the Clatsop County Courthouse.

There will be no drop site in Seaside because there are no south county measures. On Election Day, the Clatsop County Courthouse will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to receive ballots.

For more information, contact the Elections Division in the Clatsop County Courthouse, 749 Commercial St., Astoria or call 325-8511.


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