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.

How to find fundraising and spending in Oregon politics

BY: - May 2, 2022

Vast information about who gives money to people running for office and how those candidates spend the money is available for free online. But the state and federal websites that compile campaign finance information can be clunky and far from intuitive. For people who aren’t candidates, campaign treasurers or political journalists who use ORESTAR or […]

Local party officials tell DC Dems to stay out of Oregon primaries

BY: - April 26, 2022

Days before President Joe Biden endorsed Rep. Kurt Schrader for re-election, local Democratic officials sent national Democrats a very different message. Biden, in a statement last weekend announcing his endorsement, said he didn’t always agree with Schrader, but that the seven-term congressman was there for him when it mattered and helped pass much of Biden’s […]

Time running out to register to vote in Oregon primary election

BY: - April 25, 2022

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote or choose a political party in time to vote in the May primary election.  Oregon has closed primaries, meaning only registered Democrats or Republicans get to vote in primary elections for most races, including governor, Congress, the U.S. Senate and the Legislature. The more than 1.2 […]

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Secretary of State reissuing second voters’ guide in Washington County to correct omissions

BY: - April 21, 2022

The Secretary of State’s Office will reissue Voters’ Pamphlets for Washington County after leaving out statements from four candidates in versions already sent to voters. The agency said Thursday that the pamphlets it sent out omitted statements for four Democratic state representatives running in the May election: Rep. Courtney Neron, who is seeking re-election in […]

Oregon man facing charges for Jan. 6 ends campaign for governor

BY: - April 18, 2022

A Hillsboro man facing federal criminal charges for his involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has ended his campaign for governor. Reed Christensen shared a press release dated April 14 about his decision to end his campaign in response to a Capital Chronicle article about Republican gubernatorial candidates who defended the […]

COMMENTARY

Republican candidates for Oregon governor chasing small slivers of voters

BY: - April 18, 2022

Just 5.3 percent of the vote theoretically could produce the next Republican nominee for Oregon governor, far fewer votes someone would need to be elected state senator in the fall. The primary winner likely will get considerably more than that, of course. But since every candidate on the ballot will pick up at least a […]

COMMENTARY

Democrats learn to wave at the log trucks in rural Yamhill County

BY: - April 15, 2022

Six of the leading Democratic primary candidates in Oregon’s new Congressional district have more in common than their largely indistinguishable policy agendas. Each of them has spent at least half a day, some a full nine hours, touring Yamhill County and driving old logging roads with the county’s only Democratic commissioner, Casey Kulla. Yamhill County, […]

Poll: No clear frontrunner in GOP primary for Oregon governor

BY: - April 14, 2022

Few Republican candidates for Oregon governor have managed to develop significant support from voters, according to a poll conducted this week.  A survey of likely Republican voters by Salem-based Nelson Research found that more than two out of three  are undecided with less than two weeks to go until county election offices begin mailing ballots […]

Poll: Kotek leads Read in Democratic governor primary, many voters undecided

BY: - April 14, 2022

Former House Speaker Tina Kotek leads state Treasurer Tobias Read in the Democratic primary for governor, but the majority of Democratic voters haven’t decided who to support, according to a poll released Thursday by the Read campaign. Between April 7 and 11, California-based FM3 Research surveyed 653 registered voters who are likely to vote in […]

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Oregon officials strive to rebuild trust in elections as 1 in 5 don’t believe 2020 results

BY: - April 14, 2022

About one in five Oregon voters, including about half of Republicans, believe voter fraud changed the results of the 2020 election. That’s one result of a February survey from the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center, a nonpartisan public opinion research organization, which also found that Oregonians are sharply divided over how to describe an attack […]

Republicans running for Oregon governor defended the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. One was there

BY: - April 12, 2022

A panel of Oregon Republican candidates for governor, including one currently facing federal criminal charges for assaulting police officers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, uniformly insisted recently that the events of that January day were a righteous protest. Reed Christensen, Brandon Merritt, Tim McCloud, Kerry McQuisten, Amber Richardson, Bill Sizemore and Marc […]

House Democrats’ PAC buys ads for Carrick Flynn in CD6, irks other candidates

BY: - April 11, 2022

A political action committee affiliated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is spending close to $1 million on TV ads for a Democratic candidate in Oregon’s new congressional district. The other candidates aren’t pleased. The race for the Democratic nomination in the new 6th Congressional District  – encompassing Salem, portions of Portland suburbs and all of […]

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

Voter Guide

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