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2012 Voter Turnout Trailing 2008 Election

OPB | Nov. 6, 2012 2:10 p.m. | Portland

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Voter turnout in Oregon is tracking a bit below where it was at this point in the 2008 presidential election.

Voting at the Sellwood-Moreland branch of Multnomah County Library.

Voting at the Sellwood-Moreland branch of Multnomah County Library.

Michael Clapp / OPB

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown says by Monday, about 60.4 percent of all registered voters had turned in ballots. That’s about 1.3 million ballots cast so far. 

In 2008, at the same time in the election, about 67 percent of registered voters had turned in ballots.

Brown, who is seeking re-election, wouldn’t speculate on how the final turnout will compare to four years ago:

“So I’m not going to make a prediction this year, but we’re, you know,  well within the ballpark,” she said.

In 2008, 85.7 percent of Oregon voters cast ballots.  

If you’re still waiting to vote, you can find ballot dropbox locations at oregonvotes.gov  .  And if you’ve already voted, you can check whether your ballot was received at the same web address as well.

 

 

 

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