Elections

County officials: Today is last day to safely mail ballots; use drop site starting Wednesday

A ballot is dropped off in Forest Grove at one of the 21 drop sites in Washington County on Sunday, October 18. Photo: Chas Hundley The recommended deadline to mail a completed ballot through the United States Postal Service is today, Tuesday, October 27, and all ballots mailed must be[Read More…]

Washington County voters close gap between statewide and county average ballot returns

A freshly painted ballot drop box in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley Washington County voters have turned in 151,231 ballots as of Monday morning, representing 39.2% of eligible voters. Statewide, the office of the Oregon Secretary of State updated totals at 8:50 a.m. Monday, October 26 to show that turnout[Read More…]

Washington County voters surpass 100,000 ballots cast

Two ballots are dropped off in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley Ballot returns in Washington County as of 12 p.m. Friday, October 23 numbered 106,660, an amount representing about 27.7% of the total number of registered voters in the county, according to the Washington County elections office.  Statewide, the office[Read More…]

Early voting turnout puts Washington County at 19.2%, below statewide average

A freshly painted ballot drop box in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley Ballot returns in Washington County as of 9:09 a.m. Thursday, October 22 numbered 73,803, an amount representing about 19.2% of the total number of registered voters in the county, according to the office of the Oregon Secretary of[Read More…]

Errors printed on Washington County ballots muddle ballot impact text

One of the ballot measures showing the error. Photo: Chas Hundley Another set of errors by the Washington County Elections department has been discovered in election materials, this time in the form of random “yes” and “no” statements placed in the explanation text of four statewide measures on the ballot. [Read More…]

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