Washington County released the results of additional ballots Friday morning, and Banks Fire District Board Chair Mark Schmidlin is likely to lose his seat when the election is certified in May.
not the fault of the Washington County Elections Division, but the Oregon Elections Division at the Oregon Secretary of State offices.
A new Oregon law that went into effect January 1 allows mail-in ballots to be counted on Election Day as long as they are in the mail and postmarked by 8:00 p.m. House Bill 3291 changed Oregon mail-in voting laws, which the legislature has debated since the state became the[Read More…]
Early results from Tuesday night’s election showed that voters in Banks supported a measure to renew and increase its local operating levy for police services. According to the first batch of results released by the Oregon Secretary of State, which are considered unofficial until they have been certified, 62.01% were[Read More…]
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a field and tractor fire on August 8, 2017 outside of Roy on Harrington Road. Photo: Chas Hundley Early results from Tuesday night’s election showed that voters in Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s sprawling service territory overwhelmingly supported a measure allowing $122 million[Read More…]
A 24-hour ballot drop site at the Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley Time is running out for those wishing to vote in this year’s election, a small affair for Washington County voters, many of whom will not receive a ballot due to a lack of items to vote on[Read More…]
State Senator Betsy Johnson in the Banks BBQ Parade on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley State Senator Betsy Johnson, a Democrat who serves the northwest corner of Oregon in the state legislature, including Gales Creek and Banks, will run for governor under no party’s banner in 2022, Johnson[Read More…]
The official ballot drop site in Banks in 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley Tuesday night’s election ended at 8 p.m. with 91,150 Washington County residents casting a ballot, or 23.69% of registered voters. Statewide, that percentage was 25.73%, according to the Oregon Secretary of State website. Voters in the Banks area[Read More…]
A 24-hour ballot drop site at the Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley The May 18, 2021 special districts election ended at 8 p.m., and the first wave of early results are in. Results will continue to roll in as ballots are counted, and can be found on the Oregon[Read More…]
File photo: Chas Hundley Haven’t cast a ballot in today’s special district election? It’s not too late. The election closes at 8 p.m. tonight, giving prospective voters an opportunity to drop a ballot off at one of the numerous ballot drop box sites throughout the county or at election offices[Read More…]