What to know before voting Your ballot is due back by 8:00 p.m. on May 16. You can mail back your completed ballot or drop it off at one of the many official ballot drop sites (most public libraries have one!). If you have not received your ballot by May 4 and you live in… Continue reading May 2023 Voters’ Guide — Portland, Oregon
Table of Contents Federal offices US Senator Ron Wyden Wyden has been a U.S. Senator since 1996. While an entrenched official isn’t the best for their constituency, Wyden has actively worked to tax billionaires, legalize cannabis, end surveillance, and curb climate change on levels we just don’t see from other long-time politicians. He’s done it with comparatively… Continue reading November 2022 General Election Voters Guide
While official results won’t be available until September 19, the Clackamas County Election Office reported yesterday that they’ve tallied all ballots that were submitted so far for the August special election. Voter turnout was over 17 percent. There are a few ways that the final count could change: Any ballots postmarked on or before August 23 and… Continue reading Unofficial results of the August special election
The State of Oregon reserves the fourth Tuesday of August for special elections, as needed. Voters in Multnomah and Washington Counties do not have an election this month, but Clackamas County does. Voters in Oregon City and the Oak Lodge area (roughly, between Milwaukie and Gladstone) should have already received ballots. Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall’s office… Continue reading August 2022 Special Election Voters’ Guide
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
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
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?
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
Based on ballot returns through Tuesday, May 10, 9.8% of ballots statewide have been returned so far for the May primary. That’s a little lower than in past midterm primaries. In 2018, Multnomah County had already returned 10.44% of ballots with six days left until the end of the election.
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?