Clackamas County has counted 28% of the ballots so far

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Only 4637 ballots processed connected Friday


Posted: May 21, 2022 / 07:23 PM PDT

Updated: May 21, 2022 / 07:23 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Numbers provided by Clackamas County predetermination officials aboriginal Saturday evening showed 72% of the returned voters ballots person inactive not been counted.

Even earlier the election, Clackamas County officials said the ballot tally would beryllium dilatory and delayed due to the fact that of the smudged barroom codes contented that was discovered weeks earlier the primary. But the ongoing hold has drawn the ire of Secretary of State Shemia Fagan, not to notation the candidates successful affected races inactive waiting to perceive the results, including incumbent Rep. Kurt Schrader and his challenger, Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

In a merchandise astatine 6:39 p.m. Saturday, Clackamas County officials said they had received 113,448 ballots. As of Friday, they had processed 31,979 ballots (including 4637 ballots processed connected Friday.)

That means 71.8% of ballots person not yet been counted.

On Friday, Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall appointed region head Gary Schmidt arsenic the lawman elections administrator. Schmidt was tasked with assembling a qualified unit of up to 200 region workers to assistance process the ballots.

Officials said determination is capableness for 80 workers astatine a clip connected each shift. But Saturday determination were lone 50 ballot processers.

They said they expect to denote a timeline for erstwhile each the votes are counted connected Monday. They are besides gathering a caller website to supply updated regular tallies, but that tract is not yet launched.

KOIN 6 News volition proceed to travel this story.

KOIN 6 News shaper Justin McWhirter contributed to this report.

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