May 2020 Primary Ballot Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Where are the Presidential candidates for the Democratic Party?

A: The Presidential Candidates for the Democratic Party are located in the lower left hand corner of the front page of your ballot.

Q: I’m being told to vote for more PCPs than there are listed candidates. What do I do?

A: You can vote for zero, one, or as many PCP candidates as you like. Your ballot will still be valid.

Q: What do I do if I want to run for PCP as a write-in candidate?

A: If you want to run as a write-in candidate, then you will need three votes minimum to qualify. Persons voting for a write-in PCP candidate should write their name legibly (block letters are best!) on a line on the PCP candidates area and fill the circle next to the line. Write in candidates will need to fill out a form SEL-105D and return it to the Multnomah County Elections Division by 8PM May 19.

The Multnomah County Elections Division is at 1040 SE Morrison Street. You can also scan your SEL-105D and email it to

Q: I have a different question about the ballot.

A: Your best bet is to contact the Multnomah County Elections Division. Their phone number is 503-988-VOTE. You can also email them at or refer to their website at