Portland, Ore. – Update: Results from Portland’s special election tonight will be available starting at 8pm. Click here for election results.
News partner KGW hosted a modified virtual debate between the two candidates running for Portland City Council in a special election on August 11th that’s just hours away. Loretta Smith and Dan Ryan faced off on Straight Talk – click here to watch the full video.
Smith is a former Multnomah County Commissioner and has been involved in local politics for many years. Ryan has been the head of the educational nonprofit All Hands Raised for many years. Both talked about why they are the best choice to replace Commissioner Nick Fish who died from cancer. They also talked about what they would do about the on-going Black Lives Matter demonstrations if they were on city council, and should Mayor Ted Wheeler give control of the Portland Police Bureau to Commissioner Hardesty.
Most Portland voters should already have received their mail in ballots for the special election on August 11th.
24-hour ballot drop sites listed below are open and available beginning the day ballots are mailed out (20 days prior to election day) until 8:00 PM on Election Day.
ATTENTION – IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
Please use the 24-hour book drop slot at the library to deposit your ballot. Ballots will be picked up from library and 24-hour drop sites on a regular schedule. Please note, because this Special Election is only in the City of Portland, the Fairview and Troutdale Libraries will not be accepting ballots. The Albina Library has moved. Please see the new Albina Library address listed below.
***Fairview and Troutdale libraries will not be accepting ballots for the August 11 Special Election.