Registered voters in District 5 will receive postcards from the Clatsop County Elections Office if corrections were made to their precinct and/or commissioner district.
The Clatsop County Clerk and Elections Office has completed a review of registered voters in the county’s Board of Commissioners District 5 and made necessary corrections to voter records. District 5 covers Jewell, Arch Cape, Cannon Beach, part of Seaside and Elsie.
The office intends to complete its review of the four remaining commissioner districts within the next month.
If a question has been raised regarding a registered voter’s physical address, a card has been sent to that voter asking that the correct information be supplied to the Clatsop County Elections Division using a prepaid postcard.
A balloting error affecting almost 500 voters was discovered during the May 20 Primary Election. The error, linked to a 2011 redraw of the boundary lines, resulted in a number of District 5 voters receiving ballots without the race for the District 5 commissioner seat between Dale Barrett and Lianne Thompson.
As a result of the error, County Clerk Maeve Kennedy Grimes sought and received a court order to set aside the results of the May District 5 race and set a special election for the seat for Sept. 16.
All voters are reminded that it is each individual’s responsibility to update their voter registration when:
•Your residence address changes
•Your mailing address changes
•Your name changes
•You want to change your political party
Any questions regarding a voter registration card can be made by phoning the elections division at 503-325-8605 or the county clerk’s office, 503-325-8511