Voter Registration Deadline Nears

4-28 rob web electionMEDFORD, 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 about 120,000 registered voters county-wide, but expects that number to grow as the deadline nears. Walker urged voters not to wait until the last minute to check their registration status.

“Keep in mind, voter pamphlets go to all postal mailing addresses. So, just because you’ve received a pamphlet, doesn’t mean that you are an active, registered voter,” said Walker.

Walker said both Jackson County and Oregon have a higher voter turnout compared to the national average and she expects at least a 50% turnout this May.