Current Election

Primary Election May 21, 2024
The Primary Election determines which candidates will represent each political party at the General Election in November. In Wasco County, it is also the election for certain non-partisan County and State offices.

Election Results
Election results will be posted starting at 8 pm on our Election Results page. Statewide results will be available on the State Election Results page. 

Election Deadlines
  • May 21, 2024 - Election Day. County Clerk's Office is open 7 am - 8 pm. Last day for voters to return their ballot. Ballots that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Election Day. Ballots deposited in an official drop box must be received by 8 pm on Election Day. Unofficial election results will be released at 8 pm and at final count for the evening (typically around midnight).
  • May 24, 2024 - Updated results including postmarked ballots will be posted
  • May 28, 2024 - Last day to receive valid postmarked ballots by mail
  • June 11, 2024 - Last day to resolve signature challenges
  • June 13, 2024 - Final, Official results will be posted
Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title - White River Health District
Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by the WHITE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT has been filed with the Elections Office of Wasco County, Oregon. The measure will be presented to the qualified voters of the district at the Primary Election held on May 21, 2024. The election will be conducted by mail pursuant to ORS 254.465.

5-year Local Option Tax Levy for Health Clinic General Operations

Positions and Candidates on the Ballot

State of Oregon Offices
The offices of District Attorney, Circuit Court Judge, State Senator and State Representative are filed directly with the Secretary of State Elections Division.  According to the Secretary of State Elections Division,  two candidates have filed for the office of District Attorney:  Kara K Davis and Travis J Marston. Information about these candidates is available through the ORESTAR Candidate Filing page.

Wasco County Offices
The following candidates will appear on the Primary ballot. Click on the name to see their filing form.

The County Clerk, Sheriff and Treasurer will appear on the November 5, 2024 General Election ballot, per the Oregon Constitution. Click on the name to see their filing form.

Precinct Committeeperson Positions

A precinct committeeperson is an elected representative of each major political party within a precinct. One PCP is elected for every 250 voters within a precinct. PCPs are elected every two years, in the even-year May Primary Election. A person may not hold office as a committeeperson in more than one precinct. A person may only file for one precinct committeeperson at the same election. Unless the person has withdrawn from the first filing, all filings are invalid. There is no filing fee for PCP candidates.

The filing deadline to be listed on the ballot as a PCP has passed. However, people can file a Write-In Declaration or Nomination until 8 pm on election day.

Qualifications for Precinct Committeeperson Candidates
Office Minimum Age Residency Term of Office Special Requirements
Precinct Committee Person 18

A candidate may be elected to represent the precinct in which they reside OR an adjoining precinct in the same county OR a precinct in the same House District as the precinct they reside in. ORS 248.015

A precinct committeeperson holds office from the 35th day after the Primary to the 35th day after the next Primary.

To be placed on the ballot, a candidate must be a member of the major political party by September 13, 2023. A write-in candidate must have been a member of the major political party for 180 days prior to the Primary election. A candidate must receive at least 3 votes to be elected to the office.

 

Precinct Name Active Voters # of PCPs Eligible Precincts for Filing
1

West The Dalles

2976

12

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

2

Colonel Wright

2845

11

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

3

Mid The Dalles

2604

10

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

4

East The Dalles

2130

9

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12

5

Rowena - Mosier

2233

9

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

6

Chenowith - Cherry Hts

1446

6

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

7

Mill Creek South - Dry Hollow

674

3

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

8

Dufur

1072

4

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

9

Tygh Valley - Wamic

1089

4

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

10

Maupin City, W Maupin, Warm Springs

1122

4

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

11

Antelope, Shaniko, E Maupin

207

2

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

12

Petersburg

280

2

4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12