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.

President Joe Biden in Portland

Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says

BY: - June 24, 2022

President Joe Biden on Friday called for Congress to pass laws protecting abortion rights and for voters to elect pro-rights candidates on “a sad day for the country” after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Biden pledged to fight for policies that protect abortion access, including interstate travel and access to federally approved […]

Keizer-area Senate nominee’s sudden step down raises eyebrows

BY: - June 21, 2022

A state representative who couldn’t win her primary for Congress could get a second chance at elected office in a move unsettling Oregon Democratic party politics.  Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon, who has represented Woodburn since 2017, came in seventh in a crowded Democratic primary for Oregon’s new 6th Congressional District last month. Her friend and […]

Three Oregon candidates will get more money, aid from national Democratic group

BY: - June 14, 2022

Three Democratic women running for Congress in Oregon will get fundraising and organizational help from a national campaign committee that supports Democratic Congress members. Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, state Rep. Andrea Salinas and Central Oregon emergency response coordinator Jamie McLeod-Skinner are among 25 candidates named to Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” list.  […]

Oregon secretary of state orders extensive post-election audit in Clackamas County

BY: - June 10, 2022

Clackamas County must perform a more extensive post-election audit than other counties because of its ballot-printing issues, Secretary of State Shemia Fagan ordered Friday.

Uncertainty looms over first open Oregon governor’s race in two decades

BY: - June 3, 2022

As counties tallied primary ballots, one fact became evident: the next Oregon governor will be a woman with legislative experience. Everything else about the race is still up in the air. Most years, it’s a safe assumption that Democrats will hold onto the governor’s office, as they have since 1986. Registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans, […]

Oregon State Seal Capitol

Oregon Secretary of State looking for translators for election information

BY: - May 31, 2022

Secretary of State Shemia Fagan is looking for Oregonians who can help translate the state-issued Voters’ Pamphlet into 12 languages. A 2021 law requires that the pamphlet, which includes biographical and endorsement information provided by candidates and is mailed to each voter, be translated into the most common languages spoken in Oregon beginning with the […]

Two weeks after primary, Clackamas County almost done counting ballots

BY: - May 31, 2022

Two weeks after the May 17 election, Clackamas County is nearly done counting ballots.  The county had fewer than 5,000 ballots left to count Tuesday morning after dozens of county employees took shifts copying defective ballots by hand over Memorial Day weekend. More than 3,600 of the remaining ballots still need to be duplicated. Delays […]

Clackamas County will keep processing ballots through Memorial Day weekend

BY: - May 27, 2022

Clackamas County employees will work through the long weekend copying more than 30,000 damaged ballots as the third-largest county in Oregon continues processing ballots from the May 17 election.  As of Friday morning, Clackamas still needed to count 34,996 ballots. Nearly every one needed to be copied by hand by bipartisan volunteers because of a […]

Jamie McLeod-Skinner defeats incumbent Kurt Schrader in Oregon 5th District

BY: - May 27, 2022

Seven-term moderate Kurt Schrader’s congressional career will end in January after a primary election loss to central Oregon attorney Jamie McLeod-Skinner.  The final margins might change as Clackamas County, Schrader’s home, continues processing almost 35,000 damaged ballots, but McLeod-Skinner received almost 57% of the votes counted in the 5th Congressional District, which spans Portland to […]

Clackamas County still struggling to count ballots a week after Election Day

BY: - May 24, 2022

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8 p.m. Oregonians likely won’t know the results of the May 17 election in Clackamas County until the weekend, or possibly until June. A memo Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall sent Secretary of State Shemia Fagan on Tuesday evening said it will take the county between four and nine […]

COMMENTARY

Oregon primary election results provide a lesson in party politics

BY: - May 20, 2022

Discerning through lines in elections where each campaign has its own distinct story can be a problematic exercise. One argument to be made from the Oregon primary election just concluded: You’re most likely to win a party’s nomination if you most closely resemble and appeal to your party’s core. The two most noteworthy results from […]

Drazan wins Oregon governor primary with about a quarter of Republican voters

BY: - May 19, 2022

Republican gubernatorial nominee Christine Drazan has a monumental task in front of her: convincing the more than three-quarters of Republican primary voters who preferred other candidates to coalesce around her campaign going into the fall election. Drazan officially accepted her party’s nomination during a brief meeting with reporters Thursday morning, a day after runner-up Bob […]

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

April 26

Last day to register to vote or change party affiliation

April 27

Ballots mailed to voters

May 3

Last day for county voters' pamphlets to go out

May 12

Last day for absentee or replacement ballots to go out

May 17

Primary Election Day; Ballots deposited by 8pm

May 24

Last day to for clerks to accept ballots postmarked by May 17

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