11-18-2017  7:49 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

Multnomah County Animal Services Waives Adoption Fees Nov. 17

Special runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday ...

Fitzpatrick Presents 'Pathway 1000' Plan Before City Council

Plan would restore involuntary displacement by building 80 homes per year ...

Sisters Network to Hold Monthly Meeting Nov. 11

Meeting to take place Saturday morning at June Key Delta Center ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

Blacks Often Pay Higher Fees for Car Purchases than Whites

Charlene Crowell explains why Black consumers often pay higher fees than White consumers, because of “add-on” products. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Multnomah County

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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