EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County voters have one more week to register to vote during May’s elections.
The voter registration deadline is April 30. Eligible Oregonians can even make the process easier by registering online.
Lane County voters will decide the fate of three big issue on this year’s ballot for elections in May.
Voters will decide to pass a public safety levy that would raise money for the sheriff’s office. The levy would mean a tax of 55 cents per $1000 of assessed property value and would reopen 120 jail beds.
Also on the May ballot is a bond measure that would raise $170 million for the 4J School District. The money would go to building three new schools and to improvements of technology and security at all schools.
Eugene voters will decide if they’ll pay $10 a month to help the city cover a multi-million dollar hole in its budget. The fee would help maintain services to a number of departments including fire, police, parks, pools and libraries.
If the measure passes, It would last five years and an oversight committee would review it each year to ensure accountability.