Primary Election Voter Turnout Low

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday is election day and voter turnout is relatively low this year. Lane County typically sees 37 to 42 percent turnout for a primary election. But at 21 percent this year, it’s one of the lowest turnouts so far. The elections office says two things really compel people to vote. One is that … Continue reading »

Lane County Public Safety Levy Passes

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Public Safety Levy was one of the most visual campaigns over the last few weeks. Those in favor of the measure held a watch party Tuesday night at the River Ridge Golf Course. Earlier in the evening, only smiling faces could be found as Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner … Continue reading »

Services Cut if Levy Doesn’t Pass

EUGENE, Ore. — Measure 20-213 affects a broad bracket of people, as it pertains to Lane County public safety and particularly to services that the sheriff says will be cut if it doesn’t pass. There was no organized opposition toward Measure 20-213, but those in favor of the levy were gathered at the Nines Golf … Continue reading »

Measure 20-213: Lane Co. Public Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — The voter turnout so far this year is very similar to the last time a public safety measure was on the ballot. In 2007, Lane County voters struck down a public safety levy; 71 percent of registered voters said no. Supporters of Measure 20-213 are confident this election will bring a different … 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 »