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 »

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 »

Special Election Voting Deadline Nears

EUGENE, Ore. — The May 21 Special Election is just days away. The Lane County Elections Office suggests you mail your ballot in by Thursday, May 16. But that’s not the official deadline. Voters can drop their ballots off at the elections office right up until 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Lane County clerk says the … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

Creswell Council Gets 2 New Members

CRESWELL, Ore. — The city of Creswell has two new council members, following nearly a month of drama with the city government. The decision came down Thursday night during the city council meeting. Brent Gifford and Adam Pelatt begin their duties next week. A few weeks ago, the city manager and two council members walked … Continue reading »

UO Student Group Files Bribery Grievance

EUGENE, Ore. — Four days into campaigning a University of Oregon, student group has filed a grievance against another student organization for bribery. Ducks for a Difference claims United Oregon is offering free T-shirts in exchange for votes. The grievance notes United Oregon is in severe violation of campaign rules. Here’s what both sides of … Continue reading »

Filling Creswell Council Vacancies

CRESWELL, Ore. — After a dramatic council meeting in March, the City of Creswell is working to rebuild its government. The city manager and two city council members suddenly quit their jobs, leaving the city’s leadership up in the air. Five Creswell residents are now in the running for the two vacant city council seats. … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Gather

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a day of love for all of us. Some even head to the alter on Valentine’s Day, and gay and lesbian couples feel they should be able to legally do the same here in Oregon. Oregon United for Marriage is gathering signatures to get a same-sex initiative on the November 2014 … Continue reading »

Oregon Voter Turnout Down This Year

SALEM, Ore. — Initial reports show that voter turnout this year was lower than in 2008. Yet, election offices are still processing unsigned ballots, so there’s fluctuation every day. On Tuesday, initial results from the Secretary of State’s office showed an Oregon voter turnout of 81 percent, that number dipped to 75 percent ¬†on Thursday. … Continue reading »

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