The last day to register to vote in the May 17th election is April 26th. Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship says there are plenty of candidates for various districts around the county "There will be a variety of district positions on the ballot, ranging from COCC, the various school districts, the fire districts, water and sewer districts and the library. And then the City of Bend will have a bond measure on for transportation. And the City of La Pine has their first charter on the ballot. So a number of things on the ballot of interest to everyone." Blankenship says when there are no real "hot button" issues on the ballot, voting percentages tend to go down. If you have a valid Oregon drivers' license or ID card, you can register to vote at: www.oregonvotes.org or you can go to the County Clerk's Office. Once again, the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, April 26th. You can find a sample ballot and voter's pamphlet at the County Clerk's website- click here.