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NEWS BRIEFS

Augustana Lutheran Church Hosts Summer in the City Aug. 6

Free event includes BBQ, book sale, children’s games, music ...

Health Officials Warn of Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Emergency providers urge use of nalaxone, which is available without a prescription ...

Students Reach New Heights

Two rising sophomores attend aviation camp in Vancouver, Wash. ...

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways

This summer the eight-mile bike route takes place on July 23, from 11 a.m - 4 p.m. ...

APANO: Cultural Series Launches with Solidarity Film Screening

"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" screens on July 25 at North Portland Library ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Throw the Doors of Opportunity Wide Open for Our Youth

Congressional Black Caucus member Robin Kelly says it’s time to pass the “Today’s American Dream Act.” ...

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Civil Rights

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending talks about the impact of President Trump’s budget on civil rights...

Nooses on National Mall Echo Domestic Terrorism

Lauren Victoria Burke reports on a series of domestic terrorist attacks across the U.S ...

White House Proposes $9.2 Billion Cut in Education Funding

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes about the rising costs of higher education ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

After a successful pilot program last year, Multnomah County Elections is continuing to offer a service that allows voters to track the status of their ballot. Many other counties in Oregon are  also offering the service this year.

Text, email or voice alerts will tell voters when the County Elections office has mailed ballots. Alerts will remind voters to return their ballot and where to find information about official ballot drop sites.  Alerts will also say whether the ballot has been accepted or whether it has a non-matching signature or another defect that requires further action by the voter.

Many voters who tried the service last year were very pleased with how simple the service is and how much transparency and integrity it provides to the voting process. One voter, Craig Loftin, a voter in Multnomah County who signed up last year commented about the service.  “It's simple and it works! If you've ever wondered if your vote actually was received and counted, this is the answer for you!”

There is no charge to voters to sign up for this service. Voters will have the option of receiving text, email or voice alerts.  

Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting: https://multnomah.ballottrax.net/voter/login#/

The ballot tracking program is in partnership with BallotTrax and the Oregon Secretary of State.

The last day to register to vote or change political party for the upcoming May 17 Primary election is April 26.

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