Clerk alerts voters after wind blows ballots out of Jordan Valley drop box

Ballots come in to the Malheur County Clerk's office from several locations in the county, including the drop box in Jordan Valley. (The Enterprise/FILE)

If you dropped off a ballot at the Jordan Valley ballot box Monday, May 9, Malheur County Clerk Gayle Trotter wants to talk to you.

That’s because the door to the drop box was not properly secured and wind scattered some of the ballots for the May 17 Primary Election.

The box – on Yturri Boulevard across from the Jordan Valley post office – has since been secured and Trotter said she took steps to see that the ballots were retrieved. However, she said in a press release Tuesday morning she wants to make sure every ballot was received, so she asked those who dropped off their ballots Monday to check in . . .