School board seats, water district posts among many items to be decided

Ballots for the May 15 special election will begin showing up in Washington County voters' mailboxes today.

There are about 250,000 registered voters in the county. Most ballots were mailed Friday. They should get to voters by today or Monday.

Voters have until 8 p.m. May 15 to return the ballots. They can be mailed or dropped off at more than two dozen drop-off spots in public buildings around the county.

Contests to be decided on the May ballot include positions on school boards in Beaverton, Sherwood and Tigard/Tualatin. There also are positions on the Portland Community College board, the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue board, the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District board, the Tualatin Valley Water District board, the Tigard Water District board and the West Slope Water District board.

In addition, dozens of local school committee posts are up for election in Beaverton and Forest Grove.

Sherwood voters also will be asked to approve annexation of 91 acres northwest of the city.

For more information about the special election, check Washington County Election Division's Web site,

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