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Special Election Ballots Due Tuesday

OPB | May 20, 2013 2:28 p.m. | Updated: May 30, 2013 3:19 p.m. | Portland

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Tuesday is the last day to drop off your ballots for this year’s special election. All thirty-six counties in Oregon have issues for voters to consider.

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

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

Michael Clapp / OPB

Tim Scott is the Director of Elections for Multnomah County.

“There certainly has been a lot of interest in the fluoridation measure in the city of Portland. That seems to be driving the turnout up. As well, there’re some contested school board races in other parts of the county like Corbett that has people turning up at higher rates.”

Scott says he expects the turnout rate to reach forty percent countywide. That’s significantly higher than the typical fifteen percent turnout rate for a special district election in Multnomah County.

As of Monday, May 20, reports indicate that 23 percent of ballots have been turned in.

Ballots are due on May 21 at 8 p.m. at an official drop site or county election’s office.

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