Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Racial slurs in Oregon Democratic senator’s 1971 memoir prompt Republican criticism

BY: - October 6, 2022

More than 50 years ago, a 20-year-old Harvard student spent his summer picking weeds and harvesting watermelons on a southwest Georgia farm that aimed to help Black sharecroppers rise from poverty.  That student, Jeff Golden, is now a Democratic state senator running for re-election in a southern Oregon district targeted by Republicans. They seized on […]

Oregon congressional candidate Mike Erickson sues opponent Andrea Salinas over negative ad

BY: - October 6, 2022

Republican congressional candidate Mike Erickson followed through on his threat to sue Democratic opponent Andrea Salinas over a negative campaign ad and is demanding $800,000 from her campaign.  Erickson’s campaign committee filed a complaint Wednesday afternoon in Clackamas County Circuit Court against both Salinas’ campaign and Salinas as an individual over a 30-second  television ad […]

Oregon candidate Mike Erickson threatens lawsuit to overturn election over negative ad

BY: - October 4, 2022

Ballots haven’t been mailed yet, but Oregon congressional candidate Mike Erickson is threatening a lawsuit to overturn election results if his Democratic opponent wins.  Erickson’s threat, in a cease-and-desist letter his attorney sent Andrea Salinas’ campaign, rests on a state law that provides for elections to be overturned if a judge finds that the winner […]

Attorneys: Oregon candidate Mike Erickson didn’t face felony drug charges in 2016 DUI arrest

BY: - October 3, 2022

The defense attorney who represented congressional candidate Mike Erickson in his 2016 drunken driving case said Monday that her “mistake” resulted in court documents that incorrectly indicated he would avoid felony drug charges by pleading guilty. As reported by the Capital Chronicle last week, Erickson was arrested in 2016 with a blood alcohol content of […]

Poll: Oregon governor’s race a dead heat between Drazan, Kotek

BY: - September 30, 2022

Republican Christine Drazan and Democrat Tina Kotek are in a neck-and-neck race for Oregon governor with just over five weeks to go until Election Day, according to a new poll.  The poll of 620 likely voters from Salem-based Nelson Research showed 33.4% would most likely vote for Drazan, 31.5% for Kotek and 19.2% for nonaffiliated […]

Oregon governor candidate Betsy Johnson hosts crime roundtable in Portland’s Lents neighborhood

BY: - September 30, 2022

PORTLAND – At her third meeting of the morning with angry Portlanders, nonaffiliated candidate for governor Betsy Johnson explained why she sees a viable path to becoming Oregon’s first independent governor in decades, despite poll numbers.  Her day started at a restaurant vandalized the night before, then a visit to the Portland airport where she […]

COMMENTARY

Governor’s debate fractured, with 2 candidates on one side of an issue, another opposed

BY: - September 29, 2022

In a group of three, two usually line up – and did in the latest Oregon gubernatorial debate A two-way contest of any sort is a relatively simple matter of one side gaining more than the other. Add a third side to the picture and it becomes much more complicated.  In Oregon’s race for governor, […]

Key US Senate panel advances bill aimed at preventing another Jan. 6

BY: - September 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee on Tuesday passed legislation that would update an 1887 elections law and clarify how electoral votes are certified, with the hopes of averting another attempt to overturn a presidential election.  Sens. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat and Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, put forth the bill, […]

Oregon governor candidates debate education, housing, abortion in Bend

BY: - September 27, 2022

Oregon’s three candidates for governor had another chance to differentiate themselves in their first televised debate in Bend on Tuesday evening. Democrat Tina Kotek, Republican Christine Drazan and nonaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson answered questions from central Oregon residents before an auditorium of Oregon State University-Cascades students and staff.   The debate was largely muted, with candidates […]

Oregon House candidate lied about endorsements, rival PAC says

BY: - September 27, 2022

UPDATE: This article was updated at 8 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with information about the erroneous endorsements being removed from a printed version of the pamphlet.  A Republican candidate for a coastal state House district lied about endorsements in the state-issued Voters’ Pamphlet, a political action committee for House Democrats alleged Tuesday. In […]

Tough-on-crime Oregon congressional candidate Mike Erickson handcuffed for DUI

BY: - September 27, 2022

CORRECTED on Oct. 3, 2022: Mike Erickson faced accusations of possessing a controlled substance but was never charged with drug possession. A previous version of this story said he had faced drug charges.   In ads and political mailers, Republican congressional hopeful Mike Erickson boasts of his support for police and pledges to vote against […]

Oregon’s nonaffiliated candidates face long odds making it onto the ballot

BY: - September 20, 2022

Betsy Johnson is aiming to make history this year as the first Oregon governor in decades without the backing of either major political party. If she were to win, it would be despite an election system that makes it much more difficult for candidates who aren’t Democrats or Republicans to get elected. Democratic and Republican […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Last day to register to vote

Wednesday, Oct. 19

First day ballots are sent

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Last day ballots are sent

Tuesday, Nov 8

Ballots must be postmarked or deposited in a drop box by 8 p.m

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