Hall of Errors

A ballot-tampering probe highlights a history of problems under the Clackamas County clerk.


Elections
The news last week that a temporary Clackamas County elections worker got caught filling in votes for Republican candidates has put a cloud over the voting results in Oregon’s third-largest co   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Department of Justice Investigating Alleged Ballot Fraud At Clackamas County Elections

Sources say election worker filled in ballots for Republican candidates

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News
A Clackamas County elections worker is under criminal investigation for tampering with ballots, WW has learned. The underlying allegation is that the woman, whose name has not been released, filled in blanks on ballots turned into the county for the Nov. 6 general election. Sources familiar with the incident say their understanding is that the woman filled in a straight Republican ticket on the ...   More
 
Friday, November 2, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Voted Yet? Find an Election Ballot Drop Box Site in Portland

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If you haven't voted yet, you have until 8 pm tonight. But because you were too lazy to mail a letter, now you now have to go to a drop box to get your ballot in. For some reason, the State of Oregon only maintains this really clunky map of ballot drop locations. The Bus Project has put together a slightly better one. But you know what no one has? A list. So we wrote one. Following are all the drop ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Shut Up And Vote! 2011 School Election Edition

Your gateway drug to civic involvement.


News Stories
Last week, WW issued its endorsements for the May 17 special election. Here again are our recommendations:    More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Ta-Ta, Transparency

Elections “clean-up” bill would create a gaping loophole.


Politics
Oregon is the Wild West when it comes to campaign contributions, and there’s a bill shooting through the Legislature that would make a bad situation worse.    More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

DeFazio TV Spot Wins National Award

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Last weekend, D.C.-based Campaign & Elections magazine held its annual Reed Awards dinner to honor the best work done by political consultants in the 2010 mid-term elections. And a campaign commercial for U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was recognized as the best TV spot for a Democratic congressional candidate.  DeFazio, a 13-term representative who's the dean of Oregon's House delegation, ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

One Final Reminder: Ballots Due Tuesday


News
As you're recovering from Halloween-related hangovers and corn syrup-induced stomachaches, think about this potentially distressing thought: you have only until 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to vote in the Oregon election. To the many of you who haven't voted yet, here are our candidate and initiative endorsements. And here's where you can drop off your ballot. One last thing—if the vitriol ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Election Night: The Results


News
Tonight's election results for Oregon and local races are now in. Here are seven insta-conclusions from the first batch of numbers: 1) Republican Chris Dudley's bid to end the Democrats' 24-year control of the governor's office is too close to call so far against Democrat John Kitzhaber. But Democrats' large voter-registration edge in the state shows how it hard is for any Republican to win ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 HANK STERN

Party Time at the Multnomah County Elections Office


News
Although voters had more than two weeks to get their ballots in before tonight's 8 pm deadline, plenty still raced in cars, on bikes and skateboards, and by foot to the Multnomah County Elections Office in the election's final minutes. "If one person says 'I was too busy,' I'm going to shoot them. That's such bullshit," said Joel Finkelstein, 43, who said he left voting until the last minute ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Wu-Hoo: Supporters Cheer One Winning Democratic Congressman


News
Just after 10 pm tonight, six-term U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) entered the downtown Portland Hilton's large ballroom to chants of "WU! WU! WU!" and claps from more than 150 cheering supporters. Overcoming his Republican opponent Rob Cornilles in the First Congressional District, Wu was one of Oregon's four Democratic incumbent House members (along with Democrat Ron Wyden in the Senate) who weren't ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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