Voter: Bring back competence to Clackamas County elections
Our current Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall has made so many major mistakes in our elections, it's amazing that she's still in office.
In August, 3,800 voting households in Oregon City received the wrong Voters Pamphlet for the mayoral race.
In another mistake earlier this year, more than half of Clackamas County primary ballots were misprinted with faulty barcodes, costing the taxpayers $600,000 for a hand count. Results from close primary elections were delayed. No other counties had any problems.
As the primary ballots were being counted, Clackamas County Elections reportedly violated state law by allowing a representative of Rep. Kurt Schrader's campaign into the office an hour before admitting an observer from Jaime McLeod-Skinner's campaign.
County clerks also officiate at civil weddings. Hall did that regularly until 2014, when same-sex marriage became legal. Then she stopped.
In 2010, Hall included the race for Position 3 on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on the May ballot, even though it was not supposed to appear until November.
I recommend voting for Catherine McMullen for Clackamas County clerk. She has been conducting elections since 2015 and is committed to eliminating barriers to voter access and participation, increasing voter education and bringing transparency to our election process.
Bring back competence to Clackamas County elections.
Naomi Angier is a resident of unincorporated Clackamas County who in 2019 was reelected to continuing serving as a board member for the Clackamas River Water District. Angier is speaking for herself and not on behalf of the district.
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