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Oregon generally has one of the highest voter turnouts in the nation, attributed to the vote by mail system.

 

Secretary of State Kate Brown says with almost 32% of ballots received throughout the state so far, it is slower than in 2008, but she's expecting a change soon.

 

"We’re pretty steady, but we're a little lower than in 2008. But we anticipate that will change. I think one of the wonderful benefits of vote by mail is that Oregonians have had their voter’s pamphlets in their hands for almost 3 weeks. And their ballots in their hands for 2 1/2 weeks. And they can sit around the kitchen table with their friends and family and take as much time as they need in the privacy of their own home."

 

In the 2008 election, voter turnout reached almost 86% and Brown predicts that this time it will be lower than that: in the mid to high 70's.

 

It may be a little late to mail in your ballot now and many drop boxes are now open, so officials suggest you drive by and drop in your ballot before 8 p-m on November 6th.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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