The timing and frequency of the updated vote tallies contrasts plans from other counties that will release multiple updates on election night.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. — After the Clackamas County elections office releases preliminary election results shortly after 8 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, voters will have to wait until 6 p.m. on Wednesday to see the next round of updated results.
The timing of the updated vote tallies, as first reported by The Oregonian, contrasts plans from other counties — including Washington and Multnomah counties — that will release updates either hourly, or nearly hourly, on election night.
Clackamas County announced its updated election results schedule Tuesday afternoon. The county originally planned to release the preliminary results Tuesday evening, with a second round of updates at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Clackamas County’s full election results schedule is published on its website.
KGW reached out to Clackamas County for confirmation and asked why officials have decided to update the election results less frequently, but have not heard back yet.
Among the key races on the ballot, voters will decide on two races for the Clackamas County Commission.
The nonpartisan position of Clackamas County Clerk is also on the ballot. Catherine McMullen, who is a county elections administrator, is running against Sherry Hall.
Hall has served as clerk for 20 years and is running for her sixth term. Opponents have repeatedly tried to unseat Hall following election errors in 2004, 2010 and 2011 and a state vote-tampering investigation in 2012. Hall made headlines after the May 2022 primary when blurred barcodes on ballots from the printer had to be duplicated by hand, delaying election results for two weeks.
This is a developing story and it may be updated when more information becomes available.
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