FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2022
Contact: Jaime Mathis, firstname.lastname@example.org 503-708-3249
West Linn, OR.–Today, November 8, 2022 is General Election Day. Voters can turn their ballots in until 8:00 pm on Election Day at any Official Ballot Drop Site across the state. You can find your nearest site with the Oregon Drop Box Locator or consult the list of Official Ballot Drop Sites available in Clackamas County here. If you need to you can also mail them as long as they are postmarked on Election Day.
This is a general election so you will be voting for offices from your Governor and Congressperson to your County Clerk. You can check that your ballot was received by visiting the Secretary of State’s website oregonvotes.gov/myvote.
Election results are typically posted both on the Secretary of State’s website oregonvotes.gov and the Clackamas County Elections website clackamas.us/elections shortly after 8:00 pm on Election Night. Election results are unofficial until they are certified on or before December 5. In a late breaking story Monday night, it was announced that the current Clackamas County Clerk will delay releasing significant election results until Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 pm.
Catherine McMullen, candidate for Clackamas County Clerk and resident of Clackamas County had this advice, “I will be working with a lot of voters that are turning in their ballot today, and I want to make sure your vote is counted. If you are turning in your ballot on Election Day, a good practice is to use your nearest Official Ballot Drop Box or visually confirm your ballot has been postmarked by your postal worker on November 8 at the post office.”
The May Primary Election was marred in Clackamas County this year by mishandling and mis-management by Sherry Hall, the current clerk, resulting in dramatically delayed election results, increased costs, and loss of public trust. Members of the public who want to be election observers should contact their political party or the elections office to schedule a time to observe the process.
Voters can learn more about Catherine McMullen, candidate for County Clerk and certified elections administrator at ClackamasVoice.org.