Next Election: January 23, 2018

Special Election: Measure 101
January 23, 2018
There will be a special election held throughout the State of Oregon on January 23, 2018. The election is a Referendum Order by Petition of the People. A copy of the ballot measure statement (Measure 101) is available here. Residents who head south for the winter may want to consider requesting an Absentee Ballot.

For more information about the measure, check out this article from The Dalles Chronicle.

May Primary, held May 15, 2018
The Wasco County Primary Election will be held on May 15, 2018. The focus of a primary election is to nominate Federal, State and local candidates for the November General Election.

The first day to file for candidacy was September 7, 2017. The local County positions that are open include:

  • Wasco County Commissioner, Position #1
  • Wasco County Commissioner, Position #3
The Candidate Filing Form, SEL 101 is available here. Candidates must pay EITHER a $50 filing fee, or collect signatures from active registered voters. The number of signatures required to file for County Commissioner is 1% of the votes cast for Governor in the prior General Election, which is 117 signatures. It is recommended that additional signatures are collected to account for potential ineligible/inactive voters who sign the signature sheet. Signatures must be collected from at least two different precincts.

Additional dates and information will be posted on this page as we get closer to the election. If you have questions, please contact the Wasco County Elections Office at 541-506-2530.