Nearly three dozen candidates for governor are vying for their parties’ nomination in the 2022 primaries on May 17. A collaborative of Oregon journalists wrote 15 questions to help you get to know these folks before you cast your ballot.
The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington County Land Use and Transportation are once again asking people to stop putting election signs in state-owned rights of way.
Washington County voters are once again facing shoddy work in official elections materials. This time, it’s not the fault of the Washington County Elections Division, but the Oregon Elections Division at the Oregon Secretary of State offices.
Two ballots from a previous election. File photo: Chas Hundley A new Oregon law that went into effect January 1 allows mail-in ballots to be counted on Election Day as long as they are in the mail and postmarked by 8:00 p.m. House Bill 3291 changed Oregon mail-in voting laws,[Read More…]
State Senator Betsy Johnson in the Banks BBQ Parade on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley State Senator Betsy Johnson, a Democrat who serves the northwest corner of Oregon in the state legislature, including Gales Creek and Banks, will run for governor under no party’s banner in 2022, Johnson[Read More…]
A 24-hour ballot drop site at the Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley An election scheduled for Tuesday, November 2 will see few measures in Washington County to vote for; for those within Banks’ city limits, just one question will be posed to registered voters: Should local residents renew and[Read More…]
A freshly painted ballot drop box in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley Tuesday night’s election ended at 8 p.m. with 91,150 Washington County residents casting a ballot, or 23.69% of registered voters. Statewide, that percentage was 25.73%, according to the Oregon Secretary of State website. Voters in the Gales Creek[Read More…]
Two ballots are dropped off in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley The May 18, 2021 special districts election ended at 8 p.m., and the first wave of early results are in. Results will continue to roll in as ballots are counted, and can be found on the Oregon Secretary of[Read More…]
File photo: Chas Hundley Haven’t cast a ballot in today’s special district election? It’s not too late. The election closes at 8 p.m. tonight, giving prospective voters an opportunity to drop a ballot off at one of the numerous ballot drop box sites throughout the county or at election offices[Read More…]
Richard Gale, photo Richard Gale Richard Gale, 34, is running for a term on the Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection Board for position 3 against incumbent Terry Lewis. “I’m running because I got a lot of feedback saying that I should from multiple firefighters and other members of the board,”[Read More…]