Meet the candidates in the May 16 Multnomah County election
The biggest race on the Multnomah County ballot next Tuesday is who will represent a broad swath of Portland's east side as a county commissioner.
Why it matters: The five-person Board of Commissioners deals with a variety of issues throughout the county, including housing, health and courts, as well as libraries and animal shelters.
How to vote in Multnomah County's May 16 election
More than half a million people are registered to vote in Multnomah County ahead of next week's election — about 10,000 more than last May's election, which included the primary races for governor.
- If you're not registered, it's too late for this election.
Proposed Multnomah County tax could help tenants avoid eviction
A proposal for a local capital gains tax that would support tenants facing eviction will be decided by Multnomah County voters in the May 16 election.
Why it matters: National research shows that eviction is a significant cause of homelessness, and that access to legal counsel can slow evictions and lower government spending on homeless services.
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