Too Late to Mail! Find a Ballot Drop Site!

From Multnomah County Elections:

It is Too Late to Mail! Return Your Ballot to an Official Ballot Drop Site.

Voters return ballots to an Official Ballot Drop Box at the elections office from both the sidewalk and their cars.
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Return your voted ballot to an Official Ballot Drop Site. It is too late to return your ballot by mail. Postmarks do not count in Oregon. In order to ensure your ballot is received by the county elections office before 8:00 PM on Election Night, November 3 you must return it to any Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon. In Multnomah County, you can return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site or to any 24-hour Multnomah County Library Drop Site. Please return your voted ballot to the Official Ballot Drop Site closest to you (Google Map) to reduce congestion at other locations. Ballots are picked up from library locations and Official Ballot Drop Boxes by teams of sworn election officials on a daily schedule. All 30 of Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites, including library locations, are safe and secure. All Official Ballot Drop Sites are listed at multco.us/dropsites.
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Special Guest at October All-Committees Meeting

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Join us for our virtual All-Committees Meeting, the third Tuesday of the month, 5-7PM via ZOOM. On October 20th, we’re excited to welcome special guest Malcolm Hoover of Black Futures Farm. Everyone is welcome! You do not have to be a board member to participate! All-Committees is a relaxed meeting designed to generate discussion and collaboration. Visit our Facebook group or email brentwood.darlington@gmail.com for the ZOOM meeting link.

Oregon Voter Registration Deadline is TODAY October 13, 2020!

From Multnomah County Elections:

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The Voter Registration Deadline for new Oregon voters is on Tuesday, October 13, 2020! Make a plan today to register to vote or to check that you are registered to vote at your current address. You can register to vote online at: www.oregonvotes.gov/register. To register to vote online an eligible voter must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, permit, or ID card. The online registration deadline is 11:59 PM on October 13, 2020. 

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Make a Plan to Vote!

From Multnomah County Elections:

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To get ready for the November 3 General Election we are asking voters to Make a Plan to VOTE! The action-focused checklist walks voters through the five steps needed to ensure their vote is counted:

  1. Register to VOTEDeadline is October 13!
  2. Get your ballot. Ballots begin mailing October 14 and should be received by October 22.
  3. VOTE your ballot. 
  4. Return your ballot.
    • Last day to safely return your ballot by mail is October 27, 2020 
    • All Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites are listed at multco.us/dropsites.
  5. Have a VOICE and make a difference.

Today is National Voter Registration Day!

From Multnomah County Elections:

September 22, 2020

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Today is National Voter Registration Day! Register in September to be ready to VOTE in November!

The General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

Oregon’s November 3 General Election includes races for President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, state legislative seats and more. Voters will also have the opportunity to decide on statewide and local ballot measures. 

Ballots will be mailed to all registered Multnomah County voters beginning Wednesday, October 14. It is important to make sure that you are registered to vote and keep your registration up to date so that you can receive your ballot as soon as possible.   

Read more, check your voting status, and/or register to vote by clicking here!

Virtual Candidate Interview Series for October 2020

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) is hosting a virtual candidate interview series! Submit your question(s) for the candidates for Commissioner, Position No. 4 and Portland City Mayor. Questions will be combined into “themes” with as many asked as possible. Interviews will be posted publicly via our website and social media in early October. Question submissions close at 7:00PM on September 19th, 2020.

To submit your question, click here!

Confirmed for interviews:

  • Mingus Mapps – Candidate for Commissioner, Position No. 4
  • Chloe Eudaly – Candidate for Commissioner, Position No. 4
  • Sarah Iannarone, Candidate for Portland Mayor

Fire Information for Multnomah County

As of September 12, 2020, the threat of wildfire is not increasing in Multnomah County. Clackamas Fire and Portland Fire & Rescue confirm the fires in Clackamas County are not moving in a way that would shift any part of Multnomah County to an evacuation level. Read the full statement and subsequent updates here. As a result, there are no orders of evacuation in Multnomah County at this time, as shown on this map.

Additionally, this InciWeb site contains 12, 24, 48, and 72 hour predictions about movement of the Riverside Fire. Scroll down to see predictions. Note that fire is moving outward along several fronts.

Visit Public Alerts to see the relationship of alert zones to actual fire location. Be sure to sign up for Public Alerts, as that is the main warning system in Portland. More information about Public Alerts can be found on Page 26 in the Emergency Preparedness section of the 2020 Brentwood-Darlington Resource Guide.