As far as I can tell, it seems that social media is aflame with discussion about various possible write-in votes in the Portland mayor's race.
I had been correcting people saying, self-assuredly, "you can't do a write-in on a run-off election." Makes sense to me, given that the field has been narrowed to a top two.
But I was wrong.
I just checked in with Eric Sample, the eminently helpful communications guy at Multnomah County Elections. And the answer is: Yes, you can vote a write-in, even in a run-off election.
KATU News tweeted today that they'll have a new SurveyUSA poll out in the Mayor's race tomorrow. No word yet on whether they included "write-in" or "someone else" as an option.
Write-in suggestions I've heard include Sam Adams, Eileen Brady, Jeff Cogen, Jack Bogdanski, Randy Leonard, Thomas Lauderdale, and Jack Ohman. Any additional nominations for write-in consideration, folks?
For what it's worth, I'm still considering both Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith. But this flirtation with a write-in feels like a lovely respite for the moment.