Video and Candidate Responses from April 5th Multnomah County Chair Candidates Virtual Event

Thank you to all the neighbors and candidates who attended the multi-organization sponsored forum for candidates for Multnomah County Chair, hosted virtually on April 5th, 2022. If you missed the event, you can view the video below or on our YouTube channel.

[Above: Video of Multnomah County Chair candidate event held on April 5th, 2022.]

Each candidate chose a specific question to answer during the event and all candidates submitted written answers to every question asked by the group. See the documents below to read their unedited written responses.

Special thanks to Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association, Creston Elementary PTA, Cleveland High School PTA, and Atkinson Elementary PTA for including Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association in the partnership to bring this event to voters across Portland.

Multnomah County Chair Candidate Forum

Multnomah County Chair Candidates will present their ideas and respond to your questions!

[Image Description: Images of the four candidates who have RSVP’d. Jessica Vega Pederson, Sharon Meieran, Lori Stegmann, and Sharia Mayfield.]

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 5:30–7:00 PM, hosted on Zoom (link below)

The Multnomah County Chair is often an “under the radar” election despite the significant power and influence that this position holds in our local government. Our coalition has organized the forum to raise awareness of this election within our community in order to better inform their decision around this election. The forum will also offer an opportunity for the public to directly address questions and concerns to the candidates.

Submit your questions for the candidates here: https://forms.gle/SxWAF4jg2oFSEsEA9

The following candidates have RSVP’d to the event: 

Zoom meeting hosted by the Creston PTA Admin account. See below for the meeting link, ID, and passcode.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87643726890?pwd=b3hxVnJ2RlBvb3VEb0ttTTRtZmg0dz09

Meeting ID: 876 4372 6890

Passcode: 424171

Want to join by phone? Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbzG2HErKG

This event is organized in partnership with Creston Elementary PTA, Creston-Kenilworth NA, Brentwood-Darlington NA, Cleveland High School PTA, Marysville Elementary Family Group and Atkinson Elementary PTA.

TODAY, Tuesday November 3, 2020 is Election Day!

TODAY is Election Day.Ballots must be received before 8:00 PM tonight, November 3, 2020!

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Today, November 3, 2020 is the last day to vote in the November 3 General Election. Ballots must be received before 8:00 PM tonight for them to count. It is too late to mail your ballot back, and postmarks do not count. Use an Official Ballot Drop Site to safely and securely return your voted ballot. Return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon 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 continuously picked up from library locations and Official Ballot Drop Boxes by teams of sworn election officials throughout the day. These sites will close promptly at 8:00PM tonight. All 30 of Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites, including library locations, are safe and secure. Official Ballot Drop Sites in Multnomah County are listed below and at multco.us/dropsites.

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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.

Ballots Due Before 8:00 PM TONIGHT!

It is too late to mail ballots, and postmarks do not count. Voters can use any 24-hour official ballot-return box site as well as any Multnomah County Library 24-hour book-return box to safely and securely deposit ballots. 

Locate a ballot box. To find your nearest official ballot-box site or library site visit: multco.us/dropsites.

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Ballots for the May 19th, 2020 Primary Election in Your Mailbox Now!

The U.S. Postal Service Has Begun Delivering Ballots for the May 19th, 2020 Primary Election!

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Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, May 7th should call the county elections office at 503-988-VOTE. 

Multnomah County Elections encourages voters to stay home, stay safe and vote by mail. Thanks to prepaid postage legislation passed in 2019 — a stamp is no longer needed!

Multnomah County voters have until May 14th to safely mail back their ballot for the May 19 Primary Election.  After that date, use any Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon, to return ballots by 8:00 PM, May 19, 2020. To find your nearest official ballot drop site, visit multco.us/dropsites

Voted ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 19th. For more information about the May 19th Primary Election, please visit www.mcelections.org.

Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that April 28, 2020 is the voter registration deadline for the May 19 Primary Election.

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Prepare, Don’t Panic!

From Multnomah County:

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