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Washington County • Elections • Politics October 23
Washington County voters surpass 100,000 ballots cast
Ballot returns in Washington County as of 12 p.m. Friday, October 23 numbered 106,660, an amount representing about 27.7% of the total number of registered voters in the county, according to the Washington County elections office.
Washington County • Elections • Politics October 22
Early voting turnout puts Washington County at 19.2%, below statewide average
Ballot returns in Washington County as of 9:09 a.m. Thursday, October 22 numbered 73,803, an amount representing about 19.2% of the total number of registered voters in the county, according to the office of the Oregon Secretary of State. Read on for a party-by-party breakdown of those votes.
Banks • Missing Person • Police October 22
Portland man missing for 11 days last known to be near Banks
A Portland man left his home in Portland on October 11, 2020, and has not been seen since. Chase Stevens, 31, was last known to be near Highway 26 as he travelled through the Banks area, the Portland Police Bureau said in a press release issued on Wednesday, October 21.
Opinion • Letter to the Editor • Politics October 22
Letter to the Editor: Elect Weber for Oregon House District 32
Another letter regarding the Oregon House District 32, which includes Banks, Gales Creek, Gaston, and the North Coast.
Oregon • Elections • Politics October 21
Oregon voters will vote on bill to allow limiting of campaign contributions
Oregon Ballot Measure 107 would change Oregon’s Constitution to limit campaign contributions both in cash contributions and service rendered for in-kind contributions.
Washington County • Elections • Government October 19
Errors printed on Washington County ballots muddle ballot impact text
Another set of errors by the Washington County Elections department has been discovered in election materials, this time in the form of random “yes” and “no” statements placed in the explanation text of four statewide measures on the ballot.
Washington County • Elections • Government October 19
Voting underway in Washington County
Washington County's election department said that by Friday — two days after ballots were mailed — a total of 1,252 ballots had been returned. This, how a proofing error in the voters guide cost the county nearly $3,000, and more inside.

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