“On Friday, we got about 20 ballots in five hours but today we have received well over a couple of 100, maybe even 500,” Paul Whitney (left) said, as he and Shawn Marks manned the ballot drop-off site in the Smith Center.
Portland State community members waited until the last minute to drop off their ballots, like a majority of Oregon voters.
Several measures were still hotly debated as election day drew near. Measure 13, which would transfer $220 million from an emergency fund to be used for schools, was still causing a stir on election day. Other measures seemed particularly doomed, such as measure 26-30, which would reorganize city hall with more powers being vested in the mayor.
Candidates vied in their party’s primary elections for a bid to face-off in November’s election. Some candidates, like David Wu and Gordon H. Smith, ran unopposed. The following are the projected election results at press time.
- Measure 10 (Stocks for colleges): Yes
- Measure 11 (OHSU funding): Yes
- Measure 13 (Emergency funds for schools): No
MEASURES (Multnomah County, Local)
- Measure 26-11 (Repeals density requirement): No
- Measure 26-29 (Prohibits increased density): Yes
- Measure 26-28 (Money for parks): Yes*
- Measure 26-30 (Changes city government): No
- Measure 26-31 (Community college money): No*
- Measure 26-32 (Money for library): Yes*
*These measures require a minimum 50 percent voter turnout.
- Governor:Ted Kulongowski
- US Senator:Bill Bradbury
- US Representative: David Wu
- Governor:Kevin Mannix
- U.S. Senator:Gordon H. Smith
- U.S. Representative:Jim Greenfield
- Superintendent of Public Instruction: Susan Castillo
- Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries: Dan Gardner