Ballots to be in for May election by 8 pm this evening

By RL

Today is election day and all ballots need to be back to your county clerk’s office or to one of the many drop sites in Central Oregon prior to 8 pm this evening. Voter turnout remains low in Central Oregon. In Deschutes County over 27 percent of the ballots have been returned with nearly 24 percent in Crook County and 25 percent in Jefferson County. Statewide just 18 percent of the ballots have been returned.