Voter turnout in Oregon Primaries lowest in decades

Lester Mason
May 17, 2018

A total of 16,900 Grant County voters registered under the Democrat, Republican and Libertarian parties before the May 8 deadline this year. The last day for those applying and voting absentee in person to do so is June 9.

San Diego County Registrar of Voters is sending courtesy postcards to two groups of county voters to reduce unnecessary provisional voting at the polls on June 5. Some polling locations requested extra Democratic ballots to keep from running out.

Shelby Scott, the Democratic Party's political director, says they expect to hear the judge's decision soon. By end of day Monday, 95,276 Multnomah voters had returned their ballots, compared to 84,801 in 2014.

In Multnomah County, with the state's highest voter registration, elections office spokesman Eric Sample said that voter turnout seems to be higher than in previous years.

Special Note: Voters in Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, and San Mateo counties can access conditional voter registration at any Vote Center in their county. The names of the candidates for the Republican Party nomination for that office will appear on the ballot in all Albemarle County voting precincts.

It's true that these county commission jobs pay reasonably well, but still: No one forces anyone to run for office. Call Ada County Elections at 208-287-6860 or Canyon County Elections at 208-454-7562to confirm your polling place.

Orange County Navigation and Port Commission, a county-wide election May 6, had a 4.5 percent turnout (2,397 of 53,019) and a budget of $21,000 for a cost per vote of $8.76.

Voters statewide will go to the polls to decide on their parties' candidates for the fall election.

There will also be an important issue for fire safety on the back of each ballot so be sure to turn your ballot over and vote on that.

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