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Published on May 23, 2024
Over 30% Voter Turnout in Clackamas County Primary Election with Count OngoingSource: Clackamas County

Clackamas County voters showed up and showed out for the May 21, 2024 Primary Election with a turnout of 30.15% as of Wednesday afternoon, according to official reports. Election Day saw more than 40,000 ballots drop, with many sliding into Official Ballot Drop Sites after 5 p.m. in what can only be described as a last-minute dash to the polls.

Despite the solid turnout, around 10,000 ballots from the post-5 p.m. surge and an additional 4,400 timely ballots from USPS have yet to be counted toward the total number, leaving Clerk Catherine McMullen and her team to carefully continue to process and add to the preliminary 94,278 voter total. These uncounted votes are missing from the initial batch of 65,252 ballots that have already made it to the unofficial election results, which were posted at 4:30 p.m. today.

The county isn't slowing down, with McMullen leading a sworn election staff committed to verifying every last vote. As the community eagerly anticipates the updated numbers, McMullen's message to her constituents was clear and concise. "Voting is a right, a responsibility, and a celebration!" she expressed, extending gratitude to all voters who participated.

Citizens looking to stay informed on the evolving numbers can visit the Clackamas County Elections website, where unofficial results were released today, with another update scheduled for May 23 at 5 p.m. Following these updates, the final official results are set to be certified on June 14, marking the end of a crucial process that ensures every voice is accounted for in the tapestry of our democracy.