The Upcoming Local Elections
The local Oregon election will be held on Nov. 8, in which Bud Pierce and Kate Brown are competing for the position of Oregon governor, and several measures will be voted upon.
All elections in Oregon are held by a Vote by Mail [VBM] system, which entails that registered voters are sent ballots via post, allowing them to vote from their homes.
Currently, the Oregon legislature is in a Democratic trifecta. This means that the Democrats hold the current governorship via Kate Brown, as well as the majority in both Senate [18 Democratic seats vs. 12 Republican seats] and State [35 Democratic seats vs. 25 Republican seats.] The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee [RLCC] deemed them targets.
Kate Brown [D] is running for re-election, and when preliminary votes were taken on May 20 and listed on OregonLive, was ahead with 84.1% of the votes among Democratic candidates, or 479,929 total. Bud Pierce, among Republican candidates, had 47.6% of the votes, or 161,386. An estimated 89.8% of Democratic votes and 94.2% of Republican votes were counted.
As a state, Oregon has two U.S. Senate seats and five U.S. Representative seats. In November, one Senate and all the Representative seats will be up for grabs.