Early summer election nuts and bolts

Early summer can seem like a quiet time for political campaigns. The primary season is over and campaigns for the general election are only just getting started. But while there may be fewer visible campaign activities going on right now, there’s a lot happening on the procedural level — steps that must be completed as… Continue reading Early summer election nuts and bolts

Updates to PDX.Vote’s schedule

Over the past six months, I’ve published a lot of information about elections in and around Portland. I’ve also kept some notes about what’s working and what isn’t. Some initial statistics: To date, just over 4,900 people have visited PDX.Vote. The site has earned $420 from subscribers. Currently, monthly recurring revenue is $70. So far… Continue reading Updates to PDX.Vote’s schedule

State of the Ballot — June

With this post, I’m officially back from my post-primary hiatus. I’ll get into the results, as well as look at upcoming elections. I’ll also be posting a separate update on some small changes to the website, now that PDX.Vote has been up for over six months! Primary results are finally in We’re pretty sure we… Continue reading State of the Ballot — June

When do we get primary results?

Today is the last day to return your ballot for this year’s primary. We already know the outcomes for uncontested races, but it may be a couple of weeks before we get results in other races. The key factor is always how many ballots each county needs to count. As of Monday evening, state turnout hit… Continue reading When do we get primary results?

Last minute resources for the 2022 primary

Ballot return for the primary election ends tomorrow. If you haven’t had a chance to turn in your ballot and you’re in the Portland metro area, here are resources that may help you get your vote in. If you need some help deciding who to vote for, PDX.Vote’s recommendations cover state, county, Metro, and city races that… Continue reading Last minute resources for the 2022 primary

Primary Ballot Review: How Metro fits into Portland politics

If you live in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, you have something on your ballot that no one else in the U.S. has — a directly elected regional government in the form of Metro. Metro is also the only directly elected metropolitan planning organization in the U.S. While knowing our local government is unique can make… Continue reading Primary Ballot Review: How Metro fits into Portland politics

Primary Ballot Review: Hello, I want to be the next Multnomah County Chair

A look at the candidates in their words On May 17, the Multnomah County Commission Chair’s seat will be up for grabs as Deborah Kafoury is completing her second term, which will put her at the term limit. Kafoury took office in 2015. While there, Kafoury has implemented several new services with the most notable… Continue reading Primary Ballot Review: Hello, I want to be the next Multnomah County Chair

Primary Ballot Review: Why do auditors matter?

There are a ton of candidates for various auditor positions on the primary ballot: Metro Brian Evans — Brian Evans has served as Metro Auditor since his election in 2014. He joined the Metro Auditor’s office as an employee in 2008. Evans is running unopposed and does not appear to have a campaign website. Multnomah County Jennifer McGuirk — Jennifer… Continue reading Primary Ballot Review: Why do auditors matter?

Primary Ballot Review: Washington County District 2 Commissioner

Two of Washington County’s four commissioners, selected by district, are up for election in 2022. Both incumbents are running for reelection, but only one has an opponent. Incumbent Pam Treece currently represents District 2, the northeast section of County which includes Bethany, Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill, Helvetia, Raleigh Hills, and Rock Creek, as well as… Continue reading Primary Ballot Review: Washington County District 2 Commissioner