November 07, 2022

2022 Election Day and Results

Many of us on campus—no matter what our political party or in which state we vote—are closely watching the 2022 midterm elections taking place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. As the results come in, there are sure to be national, local, and individual conversations about democracy in the U.S. and what lies ahead for our country. Find out about places and spaces on campus to be in community on election day and beyond.

Students, faculty, and staff hold a variety of political beliefs. As we process the results of the elections within our own Lewis & Clark community, we need to respect the diversity of views that each person brings to the conversation. This is a time for us to learn from each other, in a place that supports looking at issues from all sides in constructive and critical ways. If you choose to venture off campus to election-related events in the city of Portland, please be thoughtful, safe, and respectful in your engagement with the greater community.

Here are some places and spaces across campus to be together on election day:

  • If you are interested in a shared experience of watching election results come in, join the Pio Vote Student Organization from 5 to 8 p.m. on in the Bon for an results watch party on the big screen!
  • Art for Social Change will have their weekly community action gathering at noon on November 8. Join them via Zoom to work on individual or group projects, or just to make art—election-related or not!
  • Residential students are welcome to connect in residence hall main lounges to gather and process. The RA on-call can help students to know what space is being held with college staff on campus on election evening, or the following day.

Election results and discussion are likely to extend beyond election night itself. Here are some ways throughout the rest of the week for our community to connect:

  • On Wednesday, November 9, from 9 to 11 a.m., check-in to process the outcome of elections if you’d like with Dr. Jonathan Manz, Director of the First Year Experience, Albany Hall/College Advising, Suite 206 (, 503-768-7196).
  • The Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) understands that this can be a very distressing time. If you need support, please email Joann Zhang, Director of IME:
  • If you are in need of counseling support, urgent walk-in hours will be held in Lower Odell Counseling on both Wednesday (November 9) and Thursday (November 10) from 1 to 3 p.m.

It may take some time for results in close, key races around the country to be decided. If that is the case, we may create more ways for our community to come together and talk about individual races and the bigger picture of American democracy. Look for updates here about ways for students, faculty, and staff from our three schools to learn from and support each other.