MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County officials say the turn-out is less than they anticipated. Recent voter turnout numbers show a little over 70 percent in Jackson County; it’s not a record breaking number.
In 2008, voter turnout was 85%, though one voter casting her ballot says this year she felt more people who wouldn’t normally vote wanted their voices heard.
“There’s so much at stake I think and to have an opportunity to be able to make a difference and make our voice heard is just more real to me than ever before. It’s just more important and suddenly my little vote seems to mean a whole lot more than it did before,” said Susan Robertson.
In Josephine and Klamath counties voter turnout was reported at 70%.