2022 general election preview for the Portland metro area

Here’s a quick look at key measures, candidates, how to cast your vote, and where to find election results.

A replica of the original Liberty Bell hangs on a platform in front of a round building with numerous short pillars.

Portland’s second Liberty Bell replica hangs outside City Hall.

Photo by Another Believer

The statewide general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Voting in person? There are 75 ballot drop sites open until 8 p.m. today across Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. Find the one nearest you with this drop box locator. 🗳

Voting by mail? Ballots must be mailed with a valid postmark by 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 to be counted. 📫

What’s on the ballot? One of the biggest local questions Multnomah County voters will answer is Measure 26-228 which would restructure city government and the process for electing city officials, including the creation of a ranked-choice voting system. Another measure — Measure 26-232 — proposes adopting a more commonly used version of ranked-choice voting for county officials.

There’s also the race for Position 3 on Portland City Council between incumbent Jo Ann Hardesty and challenger Rene Gonzalez.

You can keep tabs on election results by visiting Oregon’s secretary of state website.

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