Oregon's second election of the year is only a day away
By Bailey Ludlam
SALEM, Oregon: Tuesday, May 18, will be a busy day in politics; it's primary Election Day for several states across the country. In Oregon, however, it marks the second statewide election of the year.
Of the approximately 2 million voter pamphlet's sent out in late April by the Oregon Secretary of State's office, already several thousands have been returned. As of May 16 a total of 464,608 pamphlet had been returned to the secretary of state's office. According to reports Secretary of State Kate Brown has predicted that approximately 37% of the state's registered voters will participate in the Tuesday election. The statewide return for the January 26 special election was about 60%.
Unlike other states Oregon has a Vote by Mail process. In other words voters do not go to polling places on election day, instead ballots can either be returned by mail or dropped off at one of the state's "dropsites."
|Measure 68||Bond issues||Allow state government to issue bonds to match local school district bonds|
|Measure 69||Education||Authorizes the state to incur indebtedness for the benefit of higher education|
The Oregon Primary Election Voters' Guide can be found and downloaded here.
Stay tuned for election results!