Deschutes County is doing its routine ballot counting machine testing ahead of the Nov. 7 special election.
The test is done multiple times to make sure that the ballot counting machines are working properly when the clerk’s office starts receiving ballots.
“Those oval placements are all different on every ballot type, and we need to validate each election that the system is going to recognize those ovals,” said Deschutes County Clerk Steve Dennison.
Drop boxes close at 8:00 p.m. on election night. Drop boxes can be found at this link. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 7 and arrive no later than Nov. 14.