Medford, Ore — Jackson County elections officials have a plan in place for voters displaced by the Almeda and South Obenchain fires.
County Clerk Chris Walker says after the fires, the county partnered with the Postal Service to ensure all voters have a way to receive their ballots.
Walker says voters can receive a ballot no matter where they are staying, that includes relief and evacuation shelters like the Jackson County Expo.
All they need to do is change their mailing address.
“You have every right to access a ballot and to easily be able to vote, what we need is for you to make that effort to update your mailing address so we know where to send your ballot,” said Chris Walker.
You can update your temporary address at Oregonvotes.gov/myvote or in person at the Jackson County Elections Office.
Overseas and military ballots mail out today, absentee ballots October 5th, and local voter ballots will mail out October 16th.
Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5.
Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online.
Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife and their German Shepherd named Stanley.