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 »

Oregon Gubernatorial Debate In Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon voters had a chance to hear from five of the six candidates for governor Saturday in Eugene. The Gubernatorial candidates forum was as part of the League of Oregon Cities 89th conference. This comes after a debate in Sunriver Friday between Governor John Kitzhaber and State Representative Dennis Richardson. Saturday’s debate … Continue reading »

$34M LBCC Bond Measure to go on Ballot

ALBANY, Ore. — Voters in the Linn-Benton Community College District will be asked to approve a bond measure in November, to help expand some of the college’s programs. On Wednesday, the Board of Education unanimously agreed to send the $34 million bond measure to voters who live in the college’s district, mainly in Linn and … Continue reading »

Romney Tops New Hampshire 2016 GOP Poll

(CNN) — Mitt Romney has said he’s not running again for president in 2016, but he’s already been pegged as an early favorite in the primary state of New Hampshire. A Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey released Thursday, shows Romney as the Republican frontrunner with 24% support. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a distant 2nd … Continue reading »

Super PACs Spend Big in Oregon Primary

SALEM, Ore. — Super PACs are spending big in Oregon’s republican primary this election. According to campaign finance records, three super political action committees and one traditional political action committee have reported spending more than $900,000 to either support or oppose State Representative Jason Conger and Portland physician Monica Wehby. The money was paid for … Continue reading »

Forum for East Lane Commissioner Seat

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re starting the countdown to election season and Tuesday was an early start to one race. Three Lane County Commissioner seats are opening up this year. While there’s still a week left to file a petition to be a candidate, the east Lane County seat already has five applicants, including the incumbent. … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Deadline Nears

LANE COUNTY, Ore. – The deadline nears for voter registration in the upcoming special elections in Lane County. Voters must register by October 15. On October 18, in-state ballots will be mailed out and official drop sites will be open. For more information on the measures in Lane County or to register, click here.   … Continue reading »

Corvallis Seeks Property Tax Increase

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Two issues will appear on the November ballot for this year’s special election. The first seeks approval of an 11-acre annexation into the city. The site is north of Nash Avenue between southwest 49th and 53rd streets. Also at issue is a five-year increase in the property tax rate. If approved the … Continue reading »

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