There it sits: the ballot you've been meaning to fill out and drop off for the past two weeks.
Now it's the last weekend before election day, and you have to stop procrastinating and choose.
But what if you didn't? What if you could spend a couple more hours drinking coffee, making up your mind, and reading detailed examinations of the candidates' policies and track records?
You are in luck. Along with our endorsements—which you can find here—we've rounded up the best of our election-season coverage in one place.
Below, you'll find links to the WW profiles of the three leading mayoral hopefuls, a closer look at the Oregon Secretary of State's race, and the story of why one City Council candidate does not regret pinning his daughter against a wall.
"In one very specific way, [mayoral candidate Jules] Bailey, 36, is unlike many of his former neighbors and even members of his own family: He's a Christian who attends church on Sundays at Imago Dei, a nondenominational, evangelical church in the Buckman neighborhood."
"As county chairman and state treasurer, Wheeler has struggled to score victories when winning required more than posing the best argument. When it comes to building coalitions to make things happen—whether reforming the county's jails or the state's investment practices—Wheeler has achieved few successes."
"Interviews with more than a dozen people who've worked closely with Bailey suggest his struggle in the mayor's race is the logical result of his pragmatic approach to politics—one that has always valued consensus and process over telling people what they want to hear."
"Iannarone, 43, comes across as a less cautious candidate. She has called for a citywide rent freeze and a car-free downtown, and she supports organized homeless camps like the one in Lents. 'Ideally, we'd be deploying them in neighborhoods across the city,' she says, 'from Eastmoreland to Irvington to Multnomah Village to the West Hills.'"
"Avakian, 55, who's won the bulk of the endorsements in a three-way Democratic primary, has told supporters he'd audit private corporations, pursue polluters and police workplace pay. Those are laudable goals. But none of them is a duty of the office Avakian is seeking."
"Fred Stewart says he's done nothing wrong. 'I don't regret pinning my daughter against the wall,' he says. 'If our only relationship is for you to disrespect me, I'd rather not have any relationship at all.'"
"A Harvard-educated lawyer, Novick brought a wealth of policy work, campaign experience and strong relationships in politics. He campaigned for the City Council, calling for affordable health care, better preparation for a big earthquake and smarter investments in public schools. He established an offbeat, winning brand: Steve Novick, the anti-politician, gutsy and nervy, looming large at 4-foot-9 and with a hook for a left hand. Today, however, the Novick brand is in trouble."