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KLCC News is covering many aspects of Oregon's May 2016 Primary Election. View KLCC's primary related stories below.OREGON PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

Oregon Primary Ballots Are Due At 8 p.m. Tonight

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There’s still time to turn in ballots for the Oregon primary election. Ballots are due at official county drop sites by 8 p.m. tonight. At the Lane County elections office, County Clerk Cheryl Betschart says by midday, there was a 45 percent turnout. She expects that to increase.

Betschart: “The drops sites are open until 8 o’clock and we have people coming steadily through our drop site here at Lane County Elections. And our driver teams are picking up at all of our drop site locations throughout the day. So we’re definitely seeing a nice voter response.”
Betschart says if people didn’t receive a ballot they can come to the county elections office to get one. She says it is too late to mail in your ballot. It must be dropped at an official county drop site by 8 p.m.
Tune in to KLCC for election results after 8 Tuesday evening during the Heartwood Hotel.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.