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Information for Jackson County Voters Displaced by Wildfires

May 18, 2021 Special Election

Information for Jackson County Voters

Temporarily Displaced by Wildfires

May 18, 2021 Special Election

Voters temporarily displaced by the wildfires may continue to use the residential address from which they were displaced for voter registration purposes. However, they will need to update their registration to provide our office with the mailing address of where they would like to receive their ballot.

How can I update my registration?


  • By Mail or In Person:

Form: https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL500.pdf

Mail or Hand Deliver form to:

Jackson County Elections

1101 W Main St, Suite 201

Medford, OR 97501

8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday

(7am - 8pm on Election Day, May 18, 2021)


  • Contact Jackson County Elections for additional options for obtaining your ballot.

Phone: 541-774-6148

Email: elections@jacksoncounty.org


When will ballots be mailed?

Ballots are scheduled to be mailed on Friday, April 30th. We will continue processing voter registration updates and mailing ballots through Thursday, May 13th. Anyone who needs to update their registration after May 13th, may appear in our office until 8pm on Election Day, May 18th, to update their registration and request a ballot in person.


If I submit a change of address through USPS will my ballot be forwarded to the new address?

  • NO.  Ballots are not forwardable.  It is one of the security features of our system. You must inform election officials of your temporary address using one of the methods above in order to have your ballot sent there.


Do I need to register to vote from my temporary address?

  • NO.  You do not need to re-register to vote if you are living somewhere temporarily because you have been displaced by wildfires.  You just need to let election officials know where to mail your ballot by one of the methods above.


Will I be able to vote on the local measures where my permanent address is located even if I am temporarily living outside that area?

  • YES.  The ballot you receive will contain the contests for your residential address, not your temporary mailing address.