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Last Big Push For Oregon Ballots Comes Just Ahead Of Election Day 2018

Brian Bull

In the final hours leading up to midterms, voting advocates are pushing hard to get people to drop off their ballots.

“Thank you for voting! Thank you for voting! Wooo!!

At the University of Oregon, a group of students were cheering on anyone who used the campus’ official ballot dropbox.  

A rally with Democratic lawmakers and candidates also did its part to fire up millennials…who traditionally turn out the least on Election Day.

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Largely Democratic candidates and politicians spoke to the campus crowd - which included a llama - about the necessity of the youth vote.

Governor Kate Brown – who’s in a tight race with Republican challenger Knute Bueler – was among those urging “Get Out the Vote.”

“Go Ducks! Go Ducks!"  (CHEERS) Thank you so much for coming out today!" Brown said.  "We all know that politics is not a spectator sport, is it?” (Noooo!!) No it’s not….”

Voting advocates say it’s too late to mail in your ballot. They say you can drop it off in any designated ballot box – or at the Lane County Elections Office in downtown Eugene – before 8pm Tuesday night.

Copyright 2018, KLCC.

Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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