On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the General Election will be held to elect federal, state and local offices, including President/Vice President of the United States. Additional information will be added as we get closer to the election. Here are the important deadlines:
- October 14, 2020 - Main ballot mailing
- November 3, 2020 - Election Day. Ballot boxes close at 8 pm. First release of results begins at 8 pm on day of the Election.
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You can check whether your ballot has been received in our office by going to OregonVotes.gov and clicking on the MyVote button. Enter your name and date of birth to get into your voter information. Look for the line that says My Ballot which will show whether you ballot was received:
Please note that it takes about 24 hours from when we scan your ballot until it shows up on the site.
Replacement Ballot Request Form
The voters' pamphlet has been mailed to each registered voter household. Additional copies are available at the Wasco County Clerk's Office. There is an online version in Spanish available here: http://oregonvotes.gov/voters-
For information about State candidate filings, check out the Oregon Secretary of State's Candidate Filing page. County and local candidate information is below. Click on the candidate name to see their filing information.
- Director at Large, Position 1 - No candidate filed
- Director, Zone 1 - Ken Bailey
- Director, Zone 2 - Shawn Sorenson
- Director, Zone 3 - William E Hammel
- Director, Zone 5 - No candidate filed
- Director, Subdivision 1 - Roger Howe
- Director, Subdivision 2 - Greg Johnson
- Director, Subdivision 3, 2 Year Unexpired Term - Wayne Jacobson; John Amery
- Director, Subdivision 1 - Marla Skroch
- Director, Subdivision 3 - Ralph Browning
- Director, Subdivision 5 - Wendy Shoptaw
- Mayor, 2 Year Unexpired Term - Peggy Sue Tucker; John Silvertooth-Stewart
- Council Seat #1 - Jeannie Adams
- Council Seat #2 - No candidate filed
- Council Seat #3, 2 Year Unexpired Term - No candidate filed
- Mayor - Merle Keys
- Council Seat #1 - Josiah Dean
- Council Seat #3 - Steven Podvent
- Council Seat #5 - William Parke
- Mayor - Arlene Burns
- Councilor Position #2 - Acasia Berry
- Councilor Position #4 - Ron Wright
- Councilor Position #6 - No candidate filed
- Mayor, 2 Year Unexpired Term - Don Treanor
- Recorder, 2 Year Unexpired Term - Patty Johnson
- Councilor, Vote for Two - Lyle Johnson; Dave Lisle
- Councilor, 2 Year Unexpired Term, Vote for Two - Louis McKenzie; Michael Small; Joe Walter
- Mayor - Rich Mays; Jason Garrett Gibson; Solea Kabakov
- Councilor Position #2 - Darcy Long-Curtiss; John Willer
- Councilor Position #4 - F John Ercole; John Grant IV; Dan Richardson
- Councilor Position #5 - Rod Runyon; Tiffany Prince
Measure 33-102 City of Shaniko
CAPTION: Renewal of Five Year Local Option Levy for Fire Protection
QUESTION: Shall the City impose a tax levy of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for five years starting in 2021-2022? This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent. This measure renews current local option taxes.
SUMMARY: The City of Shaniko is seeking continued funding for fire protection.
Contracts for coverage with other agencies as needed; equipment purchase and maintenance; fire hall utilities and maintenance; personnel and other related operating and capital expenses would be paid for from these tax revenues after approval of the Shaniko City Council.
Continuing fire protection applies to all property owners therefore those expenses are to be offset by application of a property tax on all property owners.
An assessment of $1.50 per $1000 of assessed value for a period of 5 years beginning in fiscal year 2021-2022 is proposed.
Estimates of the taxes to be raised over the next five years are as follows:
2021-2022 $7021; 2022-2023 $7232; 2023-2024 $7449; 20204-2025 $7672; 2025-2026 $7902
The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of estimate.
CAPTION: Authorizes General Obligation Bonds to Improve School Facilities
QUESTION: Shall South Wasco County School District No. 1 issue $4,000,000 general obligation bonds for school capital costs, receive $4,000,000 grant? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.
SUMMARY: District has been awarded a $4,000,000 State grant which will be available only if the bonds are approved. If the bonds are not approved, the grant will go to another district.
If approved, this measure would finance capital costs within District, including:
- Remodel and improve elementary school facilities for grades K-8, including teacher work room, counseling suite, special education room, restrooms, library, band room, computer lab, existing gymnasium
- Constructing, equipping and furnishing K-8 new gymnasium, locker rooms, cafeteria, kitchen, secure entry, offices, pathways
- Remodel and improve high school facilities, restrooms, classrooms, offices, front entry, cafeteria, kitchen, courtyard, parking, new gymnasium entry with lobby, concessions and seating
- Safety, security, technology and accessibility improvements
- Paying bond issuance costs
Bonds would mature in 21 years or less from the date of issuance and may be issued in one or more series. If approved, the bond tax rate is estimated to be $0.68 per $1,000.00 of assessed value. Actual rates may vary based upon interest rates incurred and changes in assessed value.