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Today, April 27, is the last day for voters to register for the May 18 Special District Election.

If voters have an existing Oregon drivers license, they can register online at, otherwise a person would need to fill out a voter registration card and submit it by April 27.

The election 

Voters will be asked to elect a number of candidates for local school boards, library and park and recreation districts, the Port of Columbia County and the St. Helens Aquatic District in the May 18 Special District Election.

Ballot Box

Voters can mail in their ballots or drop them into one of several ballot boxes around Columbia County.

Sabbath Rain Mikelson and Brian Fawcett are the two candidates for the Port of Columbia County Position 5. Robert Keyser is running unopposed in Port Position 4.

Incumbent Ryan Scholl is being challenged by Jaime Smith for the St. Helens School Board position 3. Kellie Smith in Position 1 and Trinity Monahan in Position 4 are unopposed. Summer Stutsman-Hoag and Tanya Francis are vying for the Scappoose Director Zone 3. Timothy B. Williamson is running against incumbent Philip Lager in Director Zone 4 and Gwynn Klobes is unopposed in Director Zone 5.

There also are three money measures on the ballot, including a replacement levy for the Scappoose Fire District, a five-year local option tax for operations of the Rainier Cemetery District and a general obligation bond for school improvements at the Clatskanie School District.

Ballots are expected to be mailed to voters April 28 and should be returned by voters by 8 p.m. May 18.

See more details at the Columbia County Elections website.


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