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Ballot Breakdown: What's In Your Voter's Pamphlet

Starting today you'll be able to drop off your ballots for the May 15th statewide primary election. All drop off sites are open until 8PM on election day.

Posted: Apr 30, 2018 3:01 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2018 4:48 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Voters will begin to weigh in today on this election's measures and candidates. Keep in mind it is the primary election, so candidates for county sheriff's will have to win their election in November.

Jackson County

Voters are deciding to fund Medford school trade programs. If the bond measure passes, the additional cost would be approximately $0.12 increase per $1,000 of assessed value over the current bond costs. The result would be an increase from $1.57 to $1.69 per $1000 of taxable property value. For a house assessed at a property value of $265,000, the additional cost would be $32 per year.

Voters are weighing in on Jackson County Commissioner Position 1 candidates: Republican Rick Dyer and Democrat Amy Thuren.
Voters are also deciding the Jackson County Commissioner Position 3 candidates: Republican Colleen Roberts and Democrat Lanita C
Witt.

You can read all of the candidate's positions here

Josephine County

Voters are deciding if they want to renovate school buildings. The Grants Pass School District is asking voters to pass a $138.7 million bond to fix both North and South Middle Schools. It's a property tax. For every $1,000 you pay for your home, you'd pay $1.95 in a tax. So if your home is $200,000 for example, you'd pay $380 a year for 30 years.

Voters are weighing in on one commissioner position between the following candidates: Ken Hannum, Mayana Kingery, Ron Smith,
Donald F. Myrick, Jr., Pete Gendron, Tripp Androy, Darin Fowler, and James Rafferty.

You can read all of the candidate's positions here

Curry County

Voters are deciding if they want to re-authorize a local gas tax. The tax is $0.04 per gallon. The city of Brookings raised $282,000 in gas taxes in its first full year of collections. The money is set to be used to repair and maintain city roads. If passed, the tax will sunset on June 30th, 2020.

Klamath County

In Klamath County, residents will vote on a five-year property tax. Voters will decide if the district will impose a levy of $0.26 per $1,000 for five years, for future replacement savings, beginning in FY2018-2019. It would fund local fire and emergency operations.
If passed, it could increase taxes by more than 3%.

Lake County

Voters are deciding on two commissioner positions.

For the Commissioner's Position 3: Ken Kestner (incumbent) is running against Mark Albertson
For the Commissioner's Position 2: Commissioner Dan Shoun opted to retire, Charles Brown, Michael Stettler, James Williams and Bruce Webbon are running for his seat.
Lynn Findley is running for State Representative, 60th District.
Cliff Bentz is running for State Senator, 30th District.
Darryl Anderson is running for County Surveyor.

The voter pamphlet for Lake County is currently not listed on its website. Here is the PDF obtained from the elections office below

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Confirmed Cases: 32581

Reported Deaths: 542
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Marion465894
Washington449760
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Clackamas239861
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Lane118517
Jackson11395
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Yamhill75713
Jefferson5298
Polk52915
Linn51913
Morrow4986
Lincoln48113
Union4462
Benton3106
Wasco2893
Klamath2802
Hood River2510
Douglas2274
Clatsop2040
Josephine1982
Columbia1651
Coos1560
Baker942
Crook621
Tillamook520
Lake320
Curry310
Wallowa301
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant90
Gilliam80
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Riverside581781189
San Bernardino54386925
Orange530691214
San Diego46331775
Kern31865367
Fresno28199382
Sacramento22183406
Alameda21136406
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Contra Costa16469205
Stanislaus16452351
Tulare15970263
Ventura12664150
Imperial11835317
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San Mateo9843150
Monterey980771
Santa Barbara9037113
Merced8872142
Kings763177
Sonoma7369122
Marin6694117
Solano630963
Madera448165
Placer356745
San Luis Obispo354429
Butte281944
Yolo279555
Santa Cruz23309
Sutter170511
Napa166913
San Benito134011
Yuba11537
El Dorado11094
Mendocino90818
Shasta80617
Lassen7400
Glenn5783
Tehama5465
Lake53911
Nevada5337
Colusa5296
Humboldt5017
Calaveras31714
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
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