FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2022
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West Linn, OR.– Your ballot must be mailed and postmarked or returned to an Official Ballot Drop Site by May 17 before 8pm. As an Oregon voter you can return your ballot to any Official Ballot Drop Site in the state. To find your nearest drop site, visit the Secretary of State’s lookup tool and enter your residence address at: www.oregonvotes.gov/dropbox.
If you need help with your ballot it is not too late. County Clerk offices are required to be open each Election Day from 7AM – 8PM to assist voters. The elections office in Clackamas County is located at 1710 Red Soils Ct. in Oregon City.
Make a plan for how you will vote. Will you mail your ballot or drop it off? Have you located your official drop site? Do you have the address or contact information for your closest clerk’s office if you make a mistake on your ballot or run into trouble? Do you know where to go to check that your ballot has been received? You can do that at the Oregon Secretary of State’s website: OregonVotes.gov/myvote
As an experienced and certified elections administrator, Catherine McMullen is running to be Clackamas County’s next Clerk and head elections official. McMullen is responsible for creating and implementing an award winning voter education and outreach program for Oregon voters and wants to ensure they know just what to do to have their voices heard. “I take voting and elections administration very seriously. Without clear communication and accurate information, voters cannot exercise the fullness of their rights as citizens. When I take office, I pledge to make our elections processes precise, transparent, and accountable.”
The current clerk has a decades-long track record of misinforming voters, making costly ballot errors that result in re-prints, and hiring elections workers who have tampered with ballots. Most recently, Clerk Hall announced that up to two thirds of Clackamas County’s ballots had been misprinted with blurry barcodes, a scenario requiring hand duplication and thousands of dollars in additional labor costs to meet the challenge.
McMullen says a change is needed. “The current clerk has had plenty of time to become competent in the position and has failed to do so. It’s time for her to step aside so our elections can be accurate and secure for all voters.”
You can find out more about McMullen’s campaign at: ClackamasVoice.org. The County Clerk contest will be on the November General Election ballot.