Eugene Service Fee Loses Support

EUGENE, Ore. — The most controversial and debated on this ballot was the city services fee. The preliminary numbers did not look good. The fee’s supporters gathered at The Bier Stein as those first numbers loaded up. With nearly a 2-to-1 vote against Measure 20-211, what may be tough loss for city officials is just … Continue reading »

Unofficial Election Results Released

Ballots are being counted in western Oregon counties for the May 2013 Special Election. Here are the results for some of the measures so far as of 9:30 p.m.: Lane County: Eugene City Fee: Yes: 32%, No: 67% Lane County Jail & Youth Services Levy: Yes: 56%, No: 43% Eugene School District Bond: Yes: 62%, … Continue reading »

Services Cut if Levy Doesn’t Pass

EUGENE, Ore. — Measure 20-213 affects a broad bracket of people, as it pertains to Lane County public safety and particularly to services that the sheriff says will be cut if it doesn’t pass. There was no organized opposition toward Measure 20-213, but those in favor of the levy were gathered at the Nines Golf … Continue reading »

Both Sides Battle for Service Fee Votes

EUGENE, Ore. — A controversial issue on Lane County’s May 2013 Special Election ballot is Eugene’s city service fee. As the clock was winding down, both sides continued to battle it out Tuesday for those last-minute votes. Whether it was making phone calls or passing out any remaining fliers, folks on both sides of Measure … Continue reading »

Parents Hope 4J Bond Measure Passes

EUGENE, Ore. – Members and parents of the 4J School District have to wait until Tuesday night to find out if the 4J bond measure will pass. Parents say they’ve worked hard to get the word out and would be surprised if the measure didn’t pass. The $170 million bond measure would replace four aging … Continue reading »

Measure 02-84: Philomath School District

PHILOMATH, Ore. — The Philomath School District hopes voters will pass a levy that would allocate more funds to them. The school district has made several big cuts and has more to face. The levy would help to minimize impacts on class size, school days and instructional time. It would help diminish cuts in physical … Continue reading »

Measure 10-129: Roseburg School Bond

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Voters in Douglas County are looking at a measure that would help campuses in the Roseburg School District. If Measure 10-129 passes it would help pay for computers, textbooks and classroom materials. The money would also fix major maintenance hazards, including several renovations, safety improvements and roof replacements.

Measure 20-213: Lane Co. Public Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — The voter turnout so far this year is very similar to the last time a public safety measure was on the ballot. In 2007, Lane County voters struck down a public safety levy; 71 percent of registered voters said no. Supporters of Measure 20-213 are confident this election will bring a different … Continue reading »

Voter Turnouts Low for Special Election

EUGENE, Ore. — Elections officials have been processing thousands of ballots as the Tuesday deadline for the special election approaches. As of Monday afternoon, voter turnout was just over 25 percent, but the Lane County Elections Office says it’s expecting better numbers by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Voter turnout in Benton County was 13 percent, as … Continue reading »

Ballot Drop Sites Open Until 8 p.m.

Counties across Oregon that are taking part in the May 2013 Special Election need voter ballots by 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. It is too late for voters to mail in their ballots. However, ballots can be returned to any of these official drop-off sites in Lane, Benton, Douglas, Coos and Linn counties.   LANE … Continue reading »

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