Portland, Oregon 2022-05-21 22:23:30 –
Only 4637 votes were processed on Friday
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —Saturday evening, figures provided by Clackamas County Election Authority showed that 72% of the returned voter ballots have not yet been counted.
Even before the election, Clackamas County officials said voting was slow and delayed due to a dirty barcode issue discovered weeks before the primary. But the ongoing delay is that affected race candidates, including incumbent Congressman Kurt Schrader and his challenger Jamie McLeod Skinner, are still waiting to hear the results. Needless to say, it caused the anger of Secretary of State Shemya Fagan.
Clackamas County officials, announced Saturday at 6:39 pm, said they had won 113,448 votes. As of Friday, they processed 31,979 votes (including 4637 votes processed on Friday).
That is, 71.8% of ballots have not yet been counted.
On Friday, Clackamas County Secretary Sherry Hall appointed county manager Gary Schmidt as deputy election manager. Schmidt was tasked with recruiting qualified staff of up to 200 county staff to assist in the processing of ballots.
Officials said each shift could accommodate 80 workers at a time. But on Saturday there were only 50 ballot processors.
They said they expect to announce a timeline when all votes are counted on Monday. They are also building a new website to provide updated daily aggregates, but that site has not yet been launched.
KOIN6 News continues this story.
KOIN6 News Producer Justin McWhirter contributed to this report.
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