Home Rule Charter Measure Concerns

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — When Oregon voters cast ballots in the next three weeks, some will be asked whether to create a new way of running their county governments, and it includes some counties in our area. The issue seems to stem from persistent money problems in many Oregon counties–NewsWatch 12′s Ron Brown took a … Continue reading »

Ballots Mailed to Registered Voters

MEDFORD, Ore. - Ballots are in the mail, and registered voters are set to make some big decisions this year. Several controversial measures are on the 2014 Primary Election ballot, which has election office representatives preparing for more than 50% turnout. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with Jackson County Clerk, Chris Walker, to find out how voters can make their voices heard.

Election Office Contact Information

Ballots mailed out Friday, May 2, 2014. Ballots must be turned in by Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by 8:00 P.M. If you haven’t received your ballot by Friday May 9, 2014, contact your county elections office with the information below. Jackson County Elections 1101 W Main St # 201 Medford, OR 97501 Phone: (541) 774-6148 … Continue reading »

Josephine County Holds Candidate Forum

GRANTS PASS, Ore. –  Josephine county voters have the opportunity to vote for one of nine candidates running for a county commissioner seat this May. The first candidate forum was held in Grants Pass on Wednesday night, allowing the public to hear from each person about key issues facing the struggling county. Most questions focused on … Continue reading »

Signatures Gathered for Library Measure

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.– Ten thousand signatures were turned in to get a library taxing district measure put on the November ballot, Tuesday. Organizers said they only needed just over 7,000 in order to qualify, and it was accomplished two weeks early. The county clerk will now count and verify the signatures.  

Another Candidate for Commissioner

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– There is another candidate in the race for Jackson County Commissioner, Position One. Tonia Moro launched her write-in campaign for the Democratic Nomination, Tuesday. She is a Medford attorney and has been a resident for 24 years. She was born in Missouri and was raised in Florida, but currently lives in Talent. … Continue reading »

Debate Series Helps Educate Voters

MEDFORD, Ore. — Election day is now less than a month away and ballots will be mailed out in about two weeks. We spoke with Craig Fronek, KCMX radio host, about a new debate series that should help voters get to know a little bit more about the measures and candidates they’re voting for this … Continue reading »

Lt. Sergi Speaks Out on Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — A candidate running for Jackson County Sheriff is speaking out on the current investigation against him. Lieutenant Bob Sergi released a statement on Thursday about the current criminal investigation by the Oregon Department Of Justice into his election campaign. In the statement, Sergi says he has been accused of using addresses from … Continue reading »

Local Seed Growers Support GMO Ban

MEDFORD, Ore.– Local seed growers are speaking out against GMOs, clearing up what they say are “factual issues” on the ballot measure to ban the crops. The Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association said they do not have a stance on the move to ban genetically modified crops. However, during a press conference, Tuesday, at Oregon … Continue reading »

Drought Could Help Save OSU Extension

NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Supporters of the Jackson County OSU Extension say they hope the drought year will influence voters as they head to the ballot booths next month. A tax district for the Extension will appear on the May ballot — giving voters the chance to weigh in on a levy of about a … Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts