2024 Primary Election Hub

Countdown to May 21, 2024 Election

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ELECTION DAY IS MAY 21. BALLOTS HAVE DROPPED.

Our voter guide for your May primary ballot

We asked all Multnomah County candidates (who are registered as Democrats and who will appear on the May 21 ballot) to respond to three questions. Their responses are featured here. Visit their websites and social media where you will find a lot more information and each candidate's volunteer opportunities.

Do you know of a Democratic candidate who is not listed? Let them know candidates may still submit a profile via our May Primary Candidate Profile Form

Multnomah County district attorney

The incumbent and only Democrat running for this seat. 

Multnomah County Commissioner

Four Multnomah County Commission seats (Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4) will be decided in May 2024 election.

(Find out which district you are in.)

Metro Council

The Metro Council consists of a president, elected regionwide, and six councilors who are elected by district every four years in nonpartisan races. The Council works with community leaders and constituents across city and county boundaries to shape the future of greater Portland.

Congressional Candidates

CD-3

Most of Multnomah County lies in Congressional District 3. Longtime representative Earl Blumenauer has announced he will retire.

oregon ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Attorney General serves as the chief legal officer of the state, heading its Department of Justice with its six operating divisions.

oregon secretary of state

The Secretary of State ensures that state resources are used sustainably, efficiently and are accountable to the public. At least three Democrats will be running for this position.

Oregon Treasurer

The treasurer serves as the state's chief investment officer and has the duty of investing the monies of numerous funds.

OREGON SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Half of the Oregon Senate seats are up for election this year, and there are several primary run-offs for Democrats. Every Oregon House (legislature) seat is up for election every two years, and 2024 is no exception. Again, some key Multnomah County House candidates will be competing on the May primary ballot.

HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR BALLOT IS POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY

The best way to ensure your ballot is postmarked on Election Day is to get it into the mail before Election Day (Monday or earlier) or return it to an Official Ballot Drop Site on Election Day before the 8pm deadline.

If you're going to mail it on Election Day:

  • If you put it in your own personal mailbox, make sure it is out for pick up before your mail carrier comes by.  Make sure your mail carrier has picked it up from your mailbox.
  • If you return it to a blue USPS mailbox CHECK that the pick up time for that day hasn't already passed.
  • If you want to see a postmark put on your ballot, bring it to your local Post Office and have a postal worker hand cancel your ballot at the counter.

(From Multnomah County Elections.)

 

LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION?

Ballotpedia also offers a helpful tool, based on your address, with additional information about which candidates and measures will be on your ballot.

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Look Up Your District

Your voting district may have changed as a result of redistricting. When your ballot arrives, your district number should be clearly marked.

You can also look up your district via the Multnomah County Elections interactive map. The Multnomah County Voter Info site also has answers to questions about registration, the vote by mail process, deadlines and ballot drop locations.