John Gardiner To Be Sworn In

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Cave Junction City Council has determined the person who received the most write-in votes in last month’s election is qualified to fill a vacant council position. John Gardiner provided the city with DMV records showing he had been a resident since November 6th of last year. Gardiner will be sworn … Continue reading »

Josephine County Voter Turnout Low

MEDFORD, Ore. – Official election results are in and a Southern Oregon county had one of the lowest voter turnouts in the state. Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown reports just under 83% of eligible voters cast their ballots this year. Broken down by county, Josephine County tied Union for the second lowest voter participation; … Continue reading »

Alleged Ballot Fraud Case Moves Forward

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. – An Oregon woman, accused of tampering with ballots in this year’s election, has plead not guilty. 55-year-old Deanna Swenson, of Oregon City, is accused of filling in blank spaces on ballots in favor of republican candidates. A grand jury has indicted her on charges of altering a cast ballot, unlawfully voting … Continue reading »

Clackamas County Volunteer Indicted

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. — A grand jury says a Clackamas County Elections volunteer is facing up to five years in prison and a $125,000 fine. After several ballots were changed right before the November election. On Thursday, a Clackamas County grand jury says the woman should be charged with two counts of unlawfully altering a … Continue reading »

Josephine Co. Election Recount Finished

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – It’s now official: Cheryll Walker will replace Don Reedy as Josephine County Commissioner come January 7th. Elections workers completed a mandatory recount of the race between Walker and Bob Just on Wednesday. Clerk Art Harvey says there was very little change in the margin between the two. “The net result was … Continue reading »

Recount For Josephine County Election

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The recount is underway in Josephine County to verify whether Cheryl Walker is actually the winner over Bob Just for County Commissioner. The final count put Walker ahead by 62 votes, but that’s less than one-fifth of one percent of the vote, so state law requires every ballot be counted again … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Still Counting Ballots

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – It’s almost three weeks since Oregon voters went to the polls, and there are still some boards and councils that have yet to fill vacancies because of close votes. In Josephine County, the board of commissioners has one vacancy to be settled by a mandatory recount and in Cave Junction, write-ins … Continue reading »

New Commissioners For Klamath Co.

KLAMATH COUNTy, Ore. — The Klamath County Board of Commissioners is taking on a much more conservative tone following Tuesday’s election. Tom Mallams is a Beatty-area rancher who easily won election to the board, by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. He will be joined by James Bellet, who ran unopposed. Mallams and Bellet replace outgoing Commissioner … Continue reading »

Scroggin Concedes Commissioner Race

MEDFORD, Ore. – With some tight results still needing to be certified, Jeff Scroggin conceded the race to Republican Doug Breidenthal for Jackson County Commissioner. At the end of Election Night, it was still a very close race between Doug Breidenthal and Jeff Scroggin, with Breidenthal holding a slim advantage with 48% of the vote … Continue reading »

Voters Elect To Merge Police Presence

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Board of Commissioners will explore some ideas after residents voted yes on a few key issues. The possibility of combining the Grants Pass Police Department and Josephine County Sheriff’s Office received just over 57% of the vote in favor of the idea. County commissioners say the next step … Continue reading »

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