Some School Board Races Too Close To Call

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th May Newselections

Two candidates for the Medford School Board appear to have won their elections, while one spot remains close.Read More »

May 19th Elections Around The Corner

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th April Newselections

The May 19th election is coming up soon.Read More »

Registration Deadline Nears For May 19th Election

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th April Newselectionsvoter registration

Coming up on May 19th will be an election, giving voters around the region an opportunity to decide on such matters as school board candidates. Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker is reminding citizens that the deadline to register for this election is April 28th.

Voter registration cards can be submitted online at www.oregon votes.gov.Read More »

Oregon Independent Party To Hold Open Primary In 2016

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th April NewselectionsIndependent Party of Oregon

The Independent Party of Oregon has decided to open its 2016 primary election to non-affiliated voters.

More than 100,000 Oregonians belong to the political party that recently won major party status, like the Democrats and Republicans.

But you won't have to be a member to vote in its state-funded primary election in May 2016.Read More »

Election Results Certified, Measure 92 Loses By Razor-Thin Margin

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December NewselectionsGMO labelingMeasure 92
Secretary of State Kate Brown has certified recount results that show the defeat of an Oregon ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified foods. Brown's certification on Monday makes the results of the recount official. They show the measure was defeated by 837 votes out of more than 1.5 million cast. That's a margin of less than 0.06 percent.Read More »

Measure 92 Backers Suing Over Ballot Counting Criteria

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th December NewselectionsGMO labelingMeasure 92
With their measure still trailing in a recount, sponsors of an Oregon ballot measure that would require labels on genetically modified foods have filed a lawsuit challenging the method used to make sure signatures on ballot envelopes are not forged.Read More »

Today Is Election Day

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th November Newselections
After tens of millions of dollars, thousands of television commercials and an untold number of phone calls and handshakes, the election is now in the hands of the voters. As Election Day arrives today, voters have one last day to help decide who will be Oregon's next governor and U.S. senator.Read More »

Big Money Is Being Spent On Oregon Ballot Measures

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd October Newsballot measurescampaign spendingelections
A new analysis shows Oregon trails only California and Colorado in terms of spending on television ads for ballot measures this election cycle. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Oregon measures have generated $7.7 million in TV spending through Monday. A little more than $5 million is tied to Measure 92, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered foodRead More »

General Election Ballots Will Be Mailed This Week

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th October Newsballotselections
Ballots for the November 4 general election will be dropped off at post offices around the state this Friday. If you do not receive a ballot by October 23rd, you are encouraged to contact your elections office, in Jackson County, the phone number is (541) 774-8148. Drop site locations will be open starting October 27th.Read More »

Voter Registration Deadline Looms

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th October Newselectionsvoter registration
The voter registration deadline for the November 4, 2014, General Election is October 14, 2014- next Tuesday- for people registering to vote in Oregon for the first time. If you are currently registered to vote in the state of Oregon, but have moved, changed your mailing address or name you will need to update your registration.Read More »


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