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City of Portland files official list of candidates for Primary Election ballot

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On March 15, 2022, the City of Portland filed the official list of City candidates with the County for the May 17, 2022 Primary Election ballot. City candidates were required to file by March 8th and were allowed to withdraw until March 11th.
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The candidates included on the official list that will appear on the Primary ballot and the positions sought are as follows:

City Auditor

  • Simone Rede
  • Brian Setzler

Commissioner, Position No. 2

  • Avraham Cox
  • Dan Ryan
  • Michael Simpson
  • Sophie Sumney-Koivisto
  • Alanna (AJ) McCreary
  • Sandeep Bali
  • Renee Stephens
  • Steven B. Cox
  • Chris Brummer

Commissioner, Position No. 3

  • Peggy Sue Owens
  • Jo Ann Hardesty
  • Vadim Mozyrsky
  • Rene Gonzalez
  • Dale Hardt
  • Chad Leisey
  • Jeffrey A. Wilebski
  • Karellen Stephens
  • Joseph Whitcomb
  • Kim Kasch
  • Ed Baker

City Candidate Filing Applications

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Important Upcoming Election Deadlines

April 2, 2022
Last day for County to print and mail ballots to military and overseas voters

April 18, 2022
County begins mailing ballots to non-military/overseas out-of-state voters

April 26, 2022
Voter Registration Deadline! Last day to register to vote in Primary Election

April 27, 2022
County begins mailing ballots to in-state voters

April 29, 2022
Last day for County to mail ballots to voters without daily mail service

May 3, 2022
Last day for County to mail voters' pamphlets ballots to voters

May 12, 2022
Last day for County to mail replacement or absentee ballots

May 17, 2022
Primary Election Day! Mailed ballots must be postmarked by this day. Ballots deposited in an official dropbox must be received by 8:00 p.m.

May 24, 2022
Deadline for postmarked ballots to be received by County Elections Division


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