County Surprised by Low Voter Turnout

EUGENE, Ore. — The numbers are in from Tuesday night’s special election. Now the communities that had issues on the ballot are planning changes or cuts. There were plenty of surprise election results in Lane County– the passage of the public safety levy, the failure of the Eugene service fee–but maybe the most shocking result … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Voter Deadline 8 p.m. Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. – There’s just one day left to return voting ballots for the May special election. Election officials have been busy processing the hundreds of ballots arriving daily. Voters in Lane County have several key issues on the ballot, including whether to approve a public safety levy, a bond for the 4J School District … Continue reading »