FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2022
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West Linn, OR– In partnership with the Oregon Secretary of State, the Clackamas County Clerk is responsible for making certain all households receive a copy of the voters’ pamphlet which provides candidate statements (Read Catherine McMullen’s candidate statement) as well as measure arguments for or against measures found on your ballot. This week voters should be receiving their voters’ pamphlets in the mail and will have a chance to review the candidates and measures they will be voting on before ballots arrive.
For the November 8 General Election, your local County Voters’ Pamphlet that includes local measures and offices has been mailed separately from your State Voters’ Pamphlet. You should have TWO Voters’ Pamphlets in the mail. Catherine McMullen’s statement to voters is in the Clackamas County Voters’ Pamphlet found on page 10. Federal and State Candidates and Measures can be found in the State Voters’ Pamphlet. County, City, and Local Candidates can be found in the County Voters’ Pamphlet. You can also find more information about candidates in the League of Women Voters website: Vote411.org and just type in your address.
If you do not receive your voters’ pamphlets, you can obtain one by stopping by the County Clerk’s Office located at: 1710 Red Soils Ct., Suite 100 Oregon City, OR 97045 or requesting one be mailed to you by calling 503-655-8510. For the first time voting information will be more accessible to voters who speak languages other than English. As a result of the passage of HB 3021 specific portions of the state and county voters’ pamphlets will be available in the top languages of the state and county that voters speak.
Catherine McMullen, a Clackamas County resident, elections official, and candidate for Clackamas County Clerk emphasized the importance of voters having access to the voters’ pamphlet.
“The voters’ pamphlet is your guide to getting to know candidates and measures. Voters’ pamphlet statements are written by the candidates and offer important information about their values and qualifications. I encourage voters to take the time to read about their choices and research any questions they may have so they can make an informed choice on their ballot.
I am especially pleased to see HB 3021 put into action, making voting resources accessible to all eligible voters through translation. As an election administrator who spearheaded language access efforts for voters at the county level since 2016, to now have resources that all voters can use statewide is rewarding. Voters can also access information about voting and my campaign in multiple languages on our website ClackamasVoice.org”
McMullen also stated that she was available to help answer any questions Clackamas County voters might have about how to locate information in the voters’ pamphlet. The Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, October 18 and voters should check online at oregonvotes.gov to ensure they are registered to vote at their current address.
You can reach McMullen and find out more about her campaign in multiple languages at: ClackamasVoice.org
Note: This blog post was updated and corrected on October 15 to reflect that there are two separate Voters’ Pamphlet Statements for this election (County and State).