‘Vote in’ the next Portland City Councilor

It’s too late now to mail in your ballot – so, drop it off for the August 11 Special Runoff Election; we’ll show you where. Candidate endorsements? Take a look …

If you’re registered to vote, and live in outer East Portland, you’ve already received your ballot and candidate information. If you haven’t voted, look for it now!

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

We no longer have polling places, but that doesn’t change the fact the August 11 is an election day – this one, for the “Special Runoff Election” to determine who will claim the Portland City Council seat formerly filled by the late Nick Fish.

While it’s too late to mail your postage-paid ballot, please do your part, citizen of outer East Portland, by dropping it off at an official pickup site before 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.

“After August 6, voters should use the Official Ballot Drop Sites that are open for this Special Runoff Election,” advised Multnomah County Communications Coordinator Denis Theriault.

“Those Official Ballot Drop sites include 24-Hour Drop Boxes, and 24-Hour Book Drop boxes, at the Multnomah County branch libraries located within the City of Portland,” Theriault clarified.

Your vote does make the difference
If every registered voter in outer East Portland in the election, we’d be the people electing the next Portland City Council member!

If you’re tired of being your part of East Portland being ignored by downtown politicians, catch their attention by voting this weekend!

Although the campaigns of Dan Ryan and Loretta Smith were asked for candidate information by East Portland News, neither has responded at this writing.

Nevertheless, please look closely at each website for the two Portland City Council candidates. Check out who supports both of them, and why.

Loretta Smith: CLICK HERE.

Candidate endorsements
East Portland News has never endorsed candidates or issues, because that can impede later coverage of the prevailing candidate or issue after the election is over.

But, if you’re interested in what other media have chosen to say about the candidates in this election, here’s where you can check them out:

STOP! Don’t mail that ballot after August 6; it may not arrive in time to be counted. Take it to an official drop-off site to make sure it arrives in time for counting!


  • Mid outer East Portland: Midland Library – 805 SE 122nd Ave.
  • Western outer East Portland: Holgate Library – 7905 SE Holgate Blvd.
  • Eastern outer East Portland: Regal Cinemas Movie Theater / M & M Car Wash – SE Division St bear SE 165th Ave. – drop box located in Regal Cinemas parking lot behind M & M Car Wash
  • Northern outer East Portland: MHCC Maywood Park Center – in Parkrose, in the east parking lot at NE 102nd and NE Prescott Street.

Thank you for voting!

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