May Special Election Ballots Arriving

EUGENE, Ore. — There is one week to go until the May Special Election. Ballots are arriving daily.

So far, in Benton County nearly 8 percent of registered voters have turned in ballots. In Coos County, 11.6 percent have turned in ballots. The voter return in Douglas County as of Monday is 16 percent. In Linn County it’s 9 percent, and in Lane County it’s up at 16 percent.

Board of Elections officials in Lane County say they are expecting a voter turnout between 50 to 55 percent.

Right now return rates are very similar to the may 2007 Special Election when a levy was on the ballot to fund the sheriff’s office.

Voters in Lane County will decide on several key measures this election, including whether to approve a public safety levy, a bond for the 4J School District, and whether to approve a proposed city fee in Eugene capped at $10 a month.

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