So far, no surprises in Lane County turnout.Byline: Jack Moran The Register-Guard
Just over 12 percent of registered Lane County voters already have returned ballots for the May 16 primary election - a rate that's about on par when compared with statewide turnout numbers.
Through Monday, 23,850 of Lane County's 193,380 voters had mailed in or dropped off their ballots to be counted in Tuesday's election. The turnout is ahead of the pace in the 2002 primary, said Annette Newingham, the county's chief deputy clerk.
"Four years ago, we were lower than this" a week before the election, Newingham said. "In 2002, this is about the time it started picking up."
Turnout in the 2002 primary was 47 percent in Lane County, and 46 percent statewide.
Fewer people vote in primaries than in general elections. It's difficult to read too much into early-return numbers, since most ballots are returned on or just before Election Day.
At least 50 percent of voters in the Bethel Bethel, in the Bible
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The turnout in the Siuslaw district was at 29 percent through Monday, while 14.6 percent of voters in the Bethel district had returned their ballots.
Lane County voters who have not yet received a ballot in the mail should call the Elections Office at 682-4234. Ballots must be received by elections officials no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday to be counted.
Newingham said residents planning to mail in their ballots should do so by Friday.
After that, voters should use a drop box in their community.
Statewide turnout averaged 12 percent through Monday, with the highest percentage of returns seen in small, rural counties including Gilliam, Sherman and Wallowa. Turnout in those three counties already exceeds 25 percent.
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A total of 2,018,509 Oregonians are registered to vote in this year's primary.
BALLOT DROP SITES Lane County voters can drop off their ballots at any of the following locations. Polling ends 8 p.m. on Election Day, May 16.
Lane County Elections: 275 W. 10th Ave. in Eugene Other Eugene drop boxes: In front of Lane County Annex building, 135 E. Sixth Ave. East side of Pearl Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues West off Pearl Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues in driveway behind state office building By Amazon Pool, 2600 Hilyard St. Bethel Branch Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Road Juvenile Justice Center, 2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Sheldon Branch Library in Sheldon Plaza, 1566 Coburg Road North end of Wal-Mart parking lot, 4550 W. 11th Ave. Lane County Public Works public works
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