Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, to return their ballots.
It is too late to mail ballots, but there is an official drop box behind the Keizer Civic Center, 980 Chemawa Road N.E. Other nearby ballot boxes include: Marion County Clerk, 555 Court Street N.E., Ste 2130, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Roth’s Fresh Market, 4746 Portland Rd. N.E., 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Voter turnout in Oregon and Marion County is mirroring the explosive early voter numbers occurring throughout the nation.
As of Monday, Sept 26, Marion County voters had returned more than 85,000 ballots so far, roughly 40% of the eligible voters. Throughout Oregon, more than 1.2 million ballots have been returned, the percentage of eligible voters was about the same, 40%.
In 2016, Oregon achieved an astonished 80% voter turnout. Marion County had 77% percent turnout in the same year.
You can track your ballot’s progress in Marion County by registering at tinyurl.com/mctrax. Text message and email options are available.
There are a large number of local, state and national issues on the ballot this year.
Below is a collection of Keizertimes’ previous reporting on local races and measures.
Keizer City Council Position 1
Keizer City Council Position 2
Juran hopes to bring a younger voice to council (Dylan Juran)
Keizer City Council Position 3
Parsons stepping aside, backs Juran for council (Kyle Juran)
Keizer Measure 24-453
Approve the charter changes (Keizertimes editorial board endorsement)
Marion County Commissioner