Oregon voters will decide more than 60 ballot measures worth more than a billion dollars in the special election this week.
It’s an off-year election, so there aren’t any congressional or legislative primaries. There are local races. And tax measures are on the ballot in more than two-thirds of Oregon’s 36 counties.
About 20 school districts have property tax measures on the ballot — either to pay teacher salaries, or to fund facilities. Oregon’s biggest district, Portland Public, has one measure for each.
Eugene-area voters are considering whether to establish a local income tax to assist the city’s two school districts.
Local fire districts, parks, museums, libraries, and police departments are seeking tax support, as well.
A few policy measures will be decided. Two of Oregon’s newest cities — La Pine and Damascus — have official guiding documents on the ballot.
The election deadline is Tuesday at 8 PM. If you haven’t voted yet, your ballot should go into a county drop site rather than a mailbox.