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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.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.