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County Elections corrects recall mailing date

Wondering why you haven’t received your ballot for the March 19 recall election of Clackamas River Water Commissioner Patricia Holloway? You’re not alone.

Voters in the embattled water district serving about 50,000 people in unincorporated Oregon City and Clackamas should receive their ballots between Friday, March 1, and Monday, March 4. Only a small portion of the ballots were mailed on Feb. 22 to registered district voters who are overseas or out of state.

Clackamas County Elections officials initially wanted a correction on the news story this week “Barbs fly in advance of CRW recall election,” but were then alerted to a problem on their own website.

The Clackamas Review got its information from Clackamas County Election’s official webpage on the recall, where it stated, “Ballots for this election will be mailed Friday, February 22,” but there was no additional information. An editor of the newspaper emailed County Clerk Sherry Hall and Elections Manager Steve Kindred on Feb. 20 asking about recall election date information, but received no response.

Kindred said that he “assumed Sherry would be responding” to the email, so he didn't. The county elections website now says recall ballots will be sent on Feb. 28.



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