Overview of Tuesday's local, state elections
Ballots are still being counted in local, county, regional and statewide May primary election races.
But there's a twist for this election season: Under a new state law, ballots mailed on election day count. So Oregonians might know all winners before the weekend, or perhaps longer.
As of Wednesday, results so far include:
• In the Democratic and Republican races for governor: Tina Kotek and Christine Drazan jump to early leads.
• Voters in new 6th District are favoring Democrat Andrea Salinas and Republican Mike Erickson.
• Rep. Schrader is trailing — but with a lot of votes yet to be counted — in bid to retain his 5th District seat
• Jessica Vega Pederson is currently ahead in the race for Multnomah County chair.
• Nicole Morrisey O'Donnell has been elected Multnomah County Sheriff.
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