Girl Scouts learn about voting process with visit to Multnomah County Elections

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A group of Girl Scouts took part in the democratic process Tuesday by keeping a close eye on the ballots being sorted at the Multnomah County Elections Office.

The future voters got an up-close look at what goes into counting everyone’s vote.

Their tour was part of the scout’s new G.I.R.L. Agenda (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader), which is aimed at teaching girls how to make positive change through civic action.

“When we went and saw all the ballots get sorted out, it was faster than milliseconds, I think nanoseconds,” scout Trinity Ashton told our reporters.

The girls also had the chance to interact with and ask questions of workers at every level of the elections process.

Tuesday's special election was to decide on Measure 101, which approved a tax on hospitals and healthcare providers to cover Medicaid costs.

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