Yes on Measure 92 Supporters Concede

SALEM, Ore. — Supporters of a measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods in Oregon are conceding defeat. The Yes on 92 campaign says there are no other legal options left that could lead them to victory. Measure 92 was defeated by just 812 votes out of 1.5 million, triggering an automatic recount. With just … Continue reading »

‘Yes on 92′ Protests Ballot Recount

EUGENE, Ore. — Supporters of the Yes on 92 campaign protested outside of the Lane County Election’s Office Tuesday, asking for more than 4,000 votes across the state that had signature issues to be counted. Protesters say of the 4,600 ballots not counted in the state, 480 were not counted in Lane County. Measure 92 … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Measure Recount Begins

SALEM, Ore. — The hand recount of Measure 92 begins Tuesday. All 36 of Oregon’s counties will participate in the recount pertaining to the GMO labeling measure. The most recent tally shows those against the measure are ahead by 812 votes. Last week, the secretary of state issued the directive to county clerks to conduct … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Measure Recount to Begin

SALEM, Ore. — It’s official–there will be a recount for Measure 92, the labeling of genetically engineered foods. According to the latest numbers, it failed by 809 votes. That’s within the threshold of an automatic recount. A hand tally of ballots is likely to start next week. Recounts rarely create a significant change in the … Continue reading »

Oregon Voter Turnout Numbers

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 1.5 million voters cast their ballots in Oregon for this year’s midterm elections. Turnout ranged from a high of 81 percent in Lake County to a low of 61 percent in Umatilla County. The two largest counties, Multnomah and Washington, both had turnout of 67 percent. In Benton County voter … Continue reading »

Measure 91 Breakdown

EUGENE, Ore. — Under Measure 91, Oregonians 21 years and older will be able to possess and smoke marijuana starting July 1, 2015. Also beginning July 1, 2015, adults will be able to carry up to 1 oz. legally and can have up to 8 oz. at home. Each household will be allowed to grow … Continue reading »

LBCC Bond Measure Passing

ALBANY, Ore. — A bond measure to expand programs at Linn-Benton Community College is unofficially passing, as of midnight Tuesday night. The $34 million bond measure is passing by 1,150 votes. In Linn County, more than 58 percent of voters rejected the measure; however, in Benton County, more than 64 percent of its voters favored it. The … Continue reading »

Springfield School Race Yet to Be Called

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield voters are deciding whether to help Springfield School District improve schools there. Measure 20-226 would approve a $71.5 million bond to renovate classrooms and replace Hamlin Middle School. Springfield school supporters gathered Tuesday night to watch as the election results came in. Even though the bond measure for the Springfield School … Continue reading »

Your Voice, Your Vote: 4J Schools Levy

EUGENE, Ore. — 4J School Board members and a number of campaign groups were fired up Tuesday night at a watch party as the numbers were called for a number of measures across the state. So far about 75 percent of ballots have voted in favor of the 4J Schools Levy. About 25 percent voted … Continue reading »

Your Voice, Your Vote: Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the biggest state ballot measures on the November ballot is Measure 91, the legalization of recreational marijuana. If it’s passed, it would legalize recreational marijuana for people ages 21 and older, allowing adults to possess up to eight ounces of dried marijuana and up to four plants while setting up … Continue reading »

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