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
DeBlasi will seek to unseat Reid
Reid seeks second council term
VIDEO – City Council Conversations: Laura Reid and Mike De Blasi
Keizer City Council Position 2
Activist attorney to run for city council
Juran hopes to bring a younger voice to council (Dylan Juran)
VIDEO – City Council Conversations: Ross Day and Dylan Juran
Keizer City Council Position 3
Parsons stepping aside, backs Juran for council (Kyle Juran)
Keizer non-profit director will face off against businessman
VIDEO – City Council Conversations: Kyle Juran and Michele Roland-Schwartz
Keizer Measure 24-453
Council approves sending charter changes to ballot
The hidden impacts of the anti-LGBTQ city charter
For one councilor, changes to city charter are personal
Approve the charter changes (Keizertimes editorial board endorsement)
Marion County Commissioner