Commissioner Recall Effort Initiated

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A request to start an official petition to recall commissioner Cherryl Walker was filed Friday morning in Josephine County. Recall organizers said if approved, they’ll need about 6,000 signatures in order to get the recall on this November’s ballot. Organizers with the Cherryl Walker Recall Committee are behind the effort. The … Continue reading »

Citizen Group, Sheriff Moving Forward

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Another year, another levy to help fund the Josephine County Jail on the May ballot, and another defeat by voters. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said he has a plan in place to move forward without additional funding. As of now, with no additional funding, Sheriff Gilbertson said his department will be at … Continue reading »

Votes Have Begun to be Tabulated

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than 30% of registered voters have already turned in their ballot in Jackson County, and those ballots have already been counted. No results will be released until election night, but the process is ongoing until then. A steady stream of voters dropped off their ballots before Tuesday’s deadline. “We’re going to … Continue reading »

Final Election Day Preps Underway

MEDFORD, Ore. — As of this afternoon, 16 percent of registered voters in Jackson County had turned in their ballots, and officials expect that number to increase to twenty percent by the end of the day. Tuesday morning, Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker ran a test on the tabulator’s software to make sure the system … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Deadline Nears

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sheriff’s races, commissioners’ elections and gubernatorial primaries are all on this May’s ballot, but if you aren’t registered to vote by Tuesday night, your voice won’t be heard. Oregonians have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to register either in person, or online at oregonvotes.gov. Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker said there are currently … Continue reading »

Levy Would Add Jail Beds, Raise Taxes

GRANTS PASS — Another levy is on this May’s ballot to help fund the Josephine County Jail. While the sheriff said the additional funding would greatly help his office, some are residents against it. Just a couple of years ago, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office had 98 full-time employees. Friday, Sheriff Gil Gilbertson looked at … Continue reading »

Recall Effort to Begin Wednesday

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One activist who has been vocal in his opposition to this November’s ballot measures was excited both that the measures were defeated, but also because it was a landslide which he said sends a loud and clear message. This might just be the beginning. An effort to have a total recall … Continue reading »