Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Ballots, in the familiar elongated envelopes, will arrive in homes as early as April 30.
The ballots are for the May 17 Special Districts election. Every special district in the county - including fire, water, sewer, parks and recreation and transportation - will have positions on the ballot.
Hood River County Elections Department staff members delivered 11,128 envelopes to Hood River's post office Friday morning for delivery Saturday or Monday to most voters.
If you do not receive your ballot by Monday, call Elections at 541-386-1442 or go to the county administration building, Sixth and State streets.
Ballots must be returned to Elections by 8 p.m. May 17.
Voters will see choices in the races for Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District board and for the commission races representing the Port of Cascade Locks and Port of Hood River.
In Cascade Locks, Rob Brostoff and Samantha Verschuren are running for Position 1; Brenda Cramblett and Gail Lewis will vie for Position 2; Donna Mohr is running unopposed for Position 5. All are four-year terms.
In Hood River, incumbent Sherry Bohn and Brian Shortt are running for Position 4; incumbent Hoby Streich, David Kovacich and Erlene Veverka Smith seek Position 5. Both are four-year terms. Rich McBride is unopposed for Position 3, a two-year unexpired term.
For Parks and Recreation District, Art Carroll and Chris Johnsen are running for Position 3; Bryan McGeeney and Karen Ford seek Position 4 and Glenna Mahurin, John Everitt and Jonathan Graca are running for Position 5. All are four-year terms.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge