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Clackamas County elections division shares important information and tips for local voters

FILE PHOTO - The 2020 general election takes place Tuesday, Nov. 3, but Clackamas County residents can vote early by visiting the county elections office and requesting an early ballot. Regular ballots will be mailed beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14 and must be mailed by Tuesday, Oct. 27, or else turned in to a local ballot box before 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Clackamas County joined jurisdictions nationwide on National Voter Registration day, Tuesday, Sept. 22, in encouraging residents to register to vote as the Nov. 3 general election bears ever closer.

Oregon's election includes not only federal races for president of the United States, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, but also statewide races for Oregon secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general. Races for the state legislature – including seats in the Oregon House of Representatives and Oregon Senate races — are also on the ballot with county and municipal seats. FILE PHOTO - Clackamas County

In Oregon, residents with a valid driver's license, permit or identification card can register to vote online. Those without state-issued I.D. can fill out a voter registration card and return it to the county elections office located at 1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 100, Oregon City. Voter registration cards are available online, as well as at post offices and libraries. The last day to register to vote in Oregon is Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Ballots will be mailed to all registered Clackamas County voters beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Beginning today (Sept. 22), early ballots will be available at the county elections office and voters' pamphlets are accessible online.

According to the county elections office, all households in Clackamas County will receive two Voters' Pamphlets — one for state contests and one for local level contests. Voters' Pamphlets will be delivered to households a week before ballots are mailed.

Voters are encouraged to begin looking for their ballots in the mail 14-20 days before the election. If you'll be away from home, contact the elections office at 503-655-8510 to find the best way to receive your ballot.

Oregonians are encouraged to vote early and return their ballot by mail. No postage is necessary, just make sure it's mailed in time to reach the county by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. The last day to safely return your ballot by mail is Tuesday, Oct. 27. Postmarked ballots don't count.

Voters can also drop ballots off in person at a ballot box near their location. Deliver your signed and sealed ballot to any official drop site by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.


County (non-partisan)

Clackamas County Commissioner Pos. 4

Ken Humberston (incumbent) v. Mark Shull


Oregon Senate Dist. 9 - Molalla, Colton

— Fred Girod - R (incumbent)

— Jim Hinsvark - D

— Patrick Marnell - L

Oregon Senate Dist. 21 - SE Portland, Clackamas

—Kathleen Taylor - D (unopposed incumbent)

Oregon House Dist. 18 - Molalla, Colton

— Rick Lewis - R (incumbent)

— Jamie Morrison - D

Oregon House Dist. 37 — West Linn, Tualatin

— Rachel Prusak - D (incumbent)

— Kelly Sloop - R

Oregon House Dist. 38 — Lake Oswego, SW Portland

— Andrea Salinas - D (incumbent)

— Patrick Castles - R

Oregon House Dist. 39 — Canby, Beavercreek, Mulino and Estacada

— Christine Drazan - R (incumbent)

— Tessah Danel - D

— Kenny Sernach - L

Oregon House Dist. 40 — Oregon City, Gladstone

— Mark Meek - D (incumbent)

— Josh Howard - R

Oregon House Dist. 41 — Milwaukie, SE Portland

— Karin Power - D (incumbent)

— Michael Newgard - R

Oregon House Dist. 48 — Clackamas, Johnson City, Happy Valley, SE Portland

— Jeff Reardon - D (incumbent)

— Edward Marihart - L

Oregon House Dist. 51 — Happy Valley, Sunnyside, Damascus

— Janelle Bynum - D (incumbent)

— Jane Hays - R

— Donald Crawford - L

Oregon House Dist. 52 — Sandy, Mt. Hood Villages

— Anna Williams - D (incumbent)

— Jeff Helfrich - R

— Stephen Alder - L

City (non-partisan)

Gladstone, City Councilor Pos. 2

— Andrew Labonte

— Greg Alexander

— Steve Johnson

Gladstone, City Councilor Pos. 4

— Annessa Hartman

— Scott Blessing

— Bill Osburn

Gladstone, City Councilor Pos. 6

— Thomas Mersereau (incumbent)

— Geoff Whalley

— Mindy Garlington

Happy Valley, City Councilor Pos. 2

— Jennifer Brownlee

— David Golobay (incumbent)

Happy Valley, City Councilor Pos. 4

— David Emami (incumbent)

— Ana Sarish

Lake Oswego, Mayor

— Joe Buck

— Theresa M. Kohlhoff

— John LaMotte

Lake Oswego City Council (vote for three)

— Emma Burke

— Melissa Fireside

— Massene Mboup

— Aaron Rapf

— Rachel Verdick

Milwaukie, City Councilor Pos. 1

— Angel Falconer (incumbent)

— Kalin Parsons

Milwaukie, City Councilor Pos. 3

— Adam Khosroabadi

— John Stoll

— Desi Nicodemus

— Rob Reynolds

Oregon City, Commissioner Pos. 2

— Denyse McGriff (incumbent)

— Dave Hayden

Oregon City, Commissioner Pos. 3

— Jeff Akin

— Frank O'Donnell (incumbent)

West Linn, Mayor

— Andrew Mallory

— Jules Walters

— Richard Sakelik

— Robert McCarthy

West Linn City Council (vote for two)

— Alex Juarez

— Mary Baumgardner

— Rory Bialostosky

— Vicki Olson

— Jenny Koll

— Kim Bria

— Ken Pryor

— Kari Johnsen

— Leslie Hwa

— Tom Meier

Wilsonville, Mayor

— Julie Fitzgerald

— Ben West

— John LaMotte

Wilsonville City Council (vote for two)

— Kristin Avervall

— John Budiao

— Imran Haider

— Joann Linville


  • Locate the candidates and/or measure responses — "Yes" or "No" — of your choice by filling in the rectangular box to the left of your choice with black or blue ink.
  • To vote for a write-in candidate, a person whose name does not appear on the official ballot, completely darken the box to the left of the dashed line provided for the office and print the full name of the candidate on that line.
  • Remember: You don't have to vote in all contests on your ballot. Your votes for the contests you select will still be counted. If you vote for more than the number of candidates allowed for an office, or you vote both "Yes" and "No" on a measure, it is called an "overvote," and your vote for that position or measure will not be counted.
  • Ensure you have correctly marked your choice(s) for each contest. Your ballot contains contests printed on both the front and back. Remember to review both sides of your ballot. Remember to sign your ballot return envelope. Your signature is your identification. Every signature on every ballot envelope is examined to make sure it matches the signature on the voter's registration.
  • If you lose your ballot, or it is destroyed in any way, contact the Clackamas County Elections Office at 503-655-8510 to request a replacement.

    Oct. 5 — Ballots mailed to voters out of state

    Oct. 7-9 — Home delivery dates for both state and county Voters' Pamphlets

    Oct. 13 — Registration deadline for new voters

    Oct. 14 — Ballots mailed to all voters and drop sites opened

    Oct. 27 — Ballot processing begins after public certification test of the tally system

    Nov. 3 — Election Day: Ballots due by 8 p.m.

    Nov. 17 — Last day for voters to resolve ballot challenges

    Nov. 23 — Last day for county clerk to certify election results

    List of official ballot drop sites

    *Drive-up ballot drop access

    Clackamas County Elections*

    1710 Red Soils Ct.

    Oregon City, OR 97045

    Boring-Clackamas County Bank*

    28500 SE Hwy 212

    Boring, OR 97009

    Canby Civic Building

    222 NE 2nd Ave

    Canby, OR 97013

    Canby - Arnesan Garden*

    249 S Sequoia Parkway

    Canby, OR 97013

    Clackamas CC - Harmony

    7738 SE Harmony Rd

    Milwaukie, OR 97222


    20983 S Hwy 211

    Colton, OR 97017

    Damascus Square*

    19830-20000 SE Hwy 212

    Damascus, OR 97089

    Estacada City Hall

    475 SE Main St

    Estacada, OR 97022

    Estacada Public Library*

    825 NW Wade

    Estacada, OR 97022

    Gladstone Civic Center *New location*

    18505 Portland Ave

    Gladstone, OR 97027

    Happy Valley City Hall*

    16000 SE Misty Dr

    Happy Valley, OR 97086

    Happy Valley Library

    13793 SE Sieben Park Way

    Happy Valley, OR 97086

    Hoodland Public Library

    24525 E Welches Rd

    Welches, OR 97067

    Lake Oswego City Hall*

    380 A Ave

    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

    Lake Oswego-Westlake Park*

    14165 Bunick Dr

    Lake Oswego, OR 97035

    Milwaukie City Hall

    10722 SE Main St

    Milwaukie, OR 97222

    Milwaukie Public Safety Building

    3200 SE Harrison St

    Milwaukie, OR 97222

    Molalla Public Library*

    201 E 5th Street

    Molalla, OR 97038

    Oak Lodge Library

    16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd

    Milwaukie, OR 97267

    Oregon City - City Hall*

    625 Center St

    Oregon City, OR 97045

    Sandy City Hall

    39250 Pioneer Blvd

    Sandy, OR 97055

    Back side of City Hall

    Sandy Public Library*

    38980 Proctor Blvd

    Sandy, OR 97055

    West Linn City Hall

    22500 Salamo Rd

    West Linn, OR 97068

    West Linn Public Library

    1595 Burns St

    West Linn, OR 97068

    Wilsonville City Hall*

    29799 Town Center Loop E

    Wilsonville, OR 97070

    This online story has been updated with corrected Milwaukie candidates.

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