Party Time at the Multnomah County Elections Office


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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


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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

Wood Village Casino Backers Say They’ll Be Back in 2012


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  A little more than three hours after election results showed Oregon voters soundly rejecting Measure 75, the measure’s supporters issued the news release below to say they’ll be back in 2012 with another run at getting voters’ OK for a private casino in Oregon. “The Portland area will be getting a casino in the next few years and we believe it is better on our side of the river, ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 HANK STERN

Election Night: The Results


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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 ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 HANK STERN

Oregon Senate Votes to Crack Down on "Imitation" Ballots


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During the contentious campaign in Oregon over Measures 66 and 67, "No" campaign manager Mark Nelson's practice of sending out mock ballots drew fire from the measures' supporters. Backers of Measures 66 and 67 questioned whether Nelson's mass-mailing of such ballots to more than 100,000 voters were an attempt to suppress the vote by tricking people into thinking they'd already voted when the ...   More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Vote! Dammit!


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With little more than a week to go until ballots are due on May 18 into county elections offices, the latest stats from the Oregon primary show about nine in 10 registered voters haven't returned their ballots statewide [PDF] or in Multnomah County. History shows most ballots come in the last few days (Here's a list of drop boxes around the state if you don't want to mail in your vote). But ...   More
 
Monday, May 10, 2010 HANK STERN

Your Friday Voting Reminder


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Today —as in Friday, May 14— is the last day you should drop your ballots in the mail, if you want to be certain your ballot in the Oregon primary gets to the county elections office by the 8 pm deadline on Tuesday, May 18. After today, here's a list of sites where you can drop off your ballot. And here are WW's endorsements as well as videos of the interviews we did with candidates ...   More
 
Friday, May 14, 2010 HANK STERN

Oregon Elections Results (UPDATED)


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The first local and statewide elections results are in for the Oregon primary. Here are the highlights: In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber crushing former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury. The race is much closer in the Republican gubernatorial primary. And very early returns have ex-Trail Blazer Chris Dudley leading Allen Alley 41 36 percent to 31 34 percent ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 HANK STERN

Common Cause vs. Portland Business Alliance


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The City Council on Wednesday afternoon will take up a resolution that would put publicly financed elections on Portland's November ballot. The Portland Business Alliance has come out against that idea, prompting an angry reaction from Commissioner Amanda Fritz to the PBA's take. Joining Fritz, the only non-incumbent to win election to council with public financing, in that outrage is Common ...   More
 
Monday, May 24, 2010 HANK STERN

By The Numbers, Your Oregon Ballot Scorecard


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Today marks the three-month mark until the Nov. 2 election in Oregon. And the Secretary of State's office today released the numbers assigned to the seven statewide measures that will be on the ballot. So from here on out, here's how to refer to the three legislative referrals—and the four initiative petitions that turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot (exciting, ...   More
 
Monday, August 2, 2010 HANK STERN

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