The General Election was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Please see the information below for important dates.
For Election Results, visit our Election Results page.
Quick Reference for Election Dates
- November 29 - Last day to resolve ballot challenges
- December 2 - Certification of election by end of day
- December 5 - Hand Count Audit conducted
Changes in election processes due to legislation
Starting with this Primary Election, ballots received from the United States Postal Service (USPS) after election day will be accepted if they are postmarked on or before election day, and received by the 7th day after the election. We still recommend mailing your ballot one week in advance of election day to be safe. If you take your ballot to the post office on or near election day, ask them to stamp your envelope with a hand-cancellation stamp (postmark).
Optional Secrecy Sleeves Have Been Discontinued
The optional secrecy sleeve is no longer included because the ballot return envelope has been enhanced with a printed security weave that protects the privacy of your ballot. Your privacy and the secrecy of your vote has always been and will continue to be protected throughout the ballot counting process. This decision has been formally approved by the Oregon Secretary of State's Office and will save money and staff time.
Prohibiting False Statements
Mis-information and dis-information are on the rise. Two bills passed in the 2021 Legislative session prohibit knowingly communicating materially false statements with an intent to mislead people about elections. If you have any election-related questions, call the Wasco County Clerk's Office at 541-506-2530 to receive an answer from a trusted source.