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Multnomah County Ballots In Mail But Only To A Few

OPB | Oct. 18, 2013 12:59 p.m. | Portland

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The U.S. Postal Service began sending ballots to Multnomah County voters Friday.

But because no county-wide issues are up for a vote this year, less than 10 percent of residents will get a ballot.

The Multnomah County director of elections, Tim Scott, says only voters in the Gresham-Barlow, Corbett, Lake Oswego and Hillsboro school districts will get ballots - and people who live in the Riverdale Fire District.

Those voters will be asked to approve funding for various projects.

“So only voters in those districts are going to get ballots for this election, which total is only about 39,000 voters in Multnomah County, out of our 450,000 registered voters,” he said.

Scott said more districts started running money measures during off-year elections after Oregon’s double-majority rule was overturned in 2008.

Ballots must be received by 8:00 P.M., November 5th.

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