FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2022
Contact: Jaime Mathis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-708-3249
West Linn, OR– Clackamas County Clerk candidate and elections official, Catherine McMullen started an award winning voter education and outreach program because she wanted voters to be able to vote. “Over 1 million Oregon voters don’t end up voting in the primaries. I aim to change that so more folks can participate in our democracy.” Today is Election Day and McMullen is out doing her job as an elections administrator instead of campaigning to be Clackamas County’s top election official. “I walk my talk and have invested my career in becoming the best candidate for Clerk in Clackamas County so I’m working today! I’ll be back on the campaign trail once the ballots are in and counted.”
Voters in Oregon can return their voted ballot to any Official Ballot Drop Site in the State of Oregon. Ballots must be dropped off by 8 PM or postmarked by TODAY if you choose to mail it. You can request to have it hand stamped at your local post office. If you choose to mail, make sure your ballot is postmarked for May 17 so it can be counted. If you put it in your mailbox, double-check that your mail carrier has picked up your ballot.
The best way to return your voted ballot today is to an Official Ballot Drop Site. You can look up your nearest drop site by entering your residence address into a lookup tool from the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/drop-box-locator.aspx.
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.
Unofficial election results will be available shortly after 8PM tonight on the Secretary of State’s website https://results.oregonvotes.gov. Voters should be prepared for a number of voted ballots to not yet counted in this initial Election Night results reporting. Approximately two thirds of ballots were printed with blurred barcodes. The current clerk is now reporting that the majority of the affected ballots are Democratic party ballots. If you haven’t yet voted make sure to turn in your ballot before 8 PM as it WILL be counted.
Catherine McMullen will be on the November General Election ballot. You can learn more about Catherine’s campaign for County Clerk at: ClackamasVoice.org