Ballots for the March 13 city of Ashland recall election will begin being delivered to mailing addresses on Saturday, Feb. 24, the county elections office has announced. Any registered voter living in Ashland who has not received a ballot by Friday, March 2, should contact the elections office at 541-774-6148.
Ashland Parks and Recreation Commissioners Jim Lewis, Mike Gardiner and Rick Landt are subjects of a recall effort after the commission unanimously approved in August a reorganization that resulted in the dismissal of Senior Program Director Christine Dodson.
Ballots must be received at the Jackson County elections office or in an official ballot drop box no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in order to be counted. Postmarks do not count.
There is one official ballot drop site in Ashland, located in the alley off Gresham Street behind the Ashland Public Library at 410 Siskiyou Blvd. It will officially open Monday, Feb. 26.
There is also a drop box at the Jackson County Elections office at 1101 West Main St., Medford, that will open Saturday, Feb. 24. Ballots may also be dropped off inside the office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ashland and Medford drop sites as well as the elections office are open until 8 p.m. on election day, March 13.