"There is a pro-truth, pro-democracy, anti-MAGA majority in this country and in all the states that are going to decide the Senate and key governor's races.... If that coalition that defeated Trump in '18 and '20 turns out on November 8th, then we are going to win." --Dan Pfeiffer, political consultant, former Obama staffer, Pod Save America
Love has a better chance of winning when you vote.
If you haven't received your ballot, contact the Clatsop County Elections Office immediately at 503-325-8605.
24-Hour Drop Box Locations Astoria - inside at the Clatsop County Elections Office, 820 Exchange, Suite 200; drop box outside the building near 9th Cannon Beach - City Hall, 163 East Gower Avenue Gearhart - City Hall, 698 Pacific Way Jewell - Jewell School, 83874 Hwy 103 Knappa - Knappa High School, 41535 Old Hwy 30 Seaside - City Hall, 989 Broadway Warrenton - City Hall, 225 South Main Avenue
Your ballot for this election must be postmarked on or before Election Day, November 8, or delivered to the elections office or an official drop box by 8 p.m. on November 8. No postage stamp required.
The October hipfish monthly has valuable election and voting info, including INCO's endorsements and other election comments. Here's INCO's letter about elections in the Daily Astorian.
BE A VOTER
Democracy is on the ballot at every level of government.
INCO endorses these candidates because they defend democracy and oppose authoritarianism, bigotry, and corruption. INCO does not endorse candidates for city office.
Governor: Tina Kotek* State Senate: Melissa Busch State Representative: Logan Laity US Senate: Ron Wyden* US Representative: Suzanne Bonamici*
Check out COIN's side-by-side comparisonsof Kotek and Betsy Johnson regarding their actions and statements about climate, guns, reproductive health, housing, families, democracy, and ethics. COIN is the Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network.
BALLOT MEASURES: COIN endorsed all four state ballot measures. Check your voter information booklet to learn about them.
*Also endorsed by COIN (Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network). As a statewide alliance of 40+ groups, COIN endorses only federal and statewide candidates.
“Since ancient times, in every place they have ever lived, Jews have represented the frightening prospect of freedom. As long as Jews existed in any society, there was evidence that it in fact wasn't necessary to believe what everyone else believed, that those who disagreed with their neighbors could survive and even flourish against all odds. The Jews' continued distinctiveness, despite overwhelming pressure to become like everyone else, demonstrated their enormous effort to cultivate that freedom: devotion to law and story, deep literacy, and an absolute obsessiveness about consciously transmitting those values between generations. The existence of Jews in any society is a reminder that freedom is possible, but only with responsibility—and that freedom without responsibility is no freedom at all.” ― Dara Horn, People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present
YOU CAN HELP GET OUT THE VOTE
BE A VOLUNTEER "All that's left here is turning out and persuading voters. That's all there is." -- Dan Pfeiffer,Pod Save America
VOLUNTEER FOR MELISSA BUSCH AND LOGAN LAITY To sign up to volunteer for either campaign, usethis link which has a zip code locator of nearby events.
WRITE A LETTER Write a Letter to the Editor (LTE) - Write a few sentences or more, up to 250 words. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name, address, and phone. Contact info for other regional newspapers is here.