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Central Oregon outpacing most of state in returning ballots; 1 day left

Central Oregon outpacing most of state in returning ballots; 1 day left

Central Oregon outpacing most of state in returning ballots with 1 day left

With a little more than 24 hours left before ballots are due in Oregon’s election, Central Oregon is outpacing the most of the state in terms of turning in their ballots. Ballots are due by 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

As of 11:30 a.m., Monday, the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office said that 36% of Oregonians had returned their ballots, according to unofficial numbers. That’s 1,080,052 out of 2,996,644 registered voters.

In Deschutes County, 45% of voters had returned their ballots. Crook County had a 40.7% return rate and Jefferson County was at 38.9%

A handful of counties are reporting higher return rates than Deschutes. But Multnomah County — the most populous in Oregon — has a return rate so far of 32.4%.

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Breaking it down by political party, 48.3% of registered Republicans, 43.7% of registered Democrats, 38.6% of independents and 19.9% of unaffiliated voters statewide had returned their ballots.

However, there are more registered Democrats in the state (1,020,328) than Republicans (736,818). So the number of returned ballots so far shows Democrats outpacing Republicans 446,244 to 355,525.

Here is that percentage breakdown of returned ballots by Central Oregon counties:

Deschutes County

  • Democrats: 55.6%
  • Republicans: 55.3%
  • Independent: 46.8%
  • Unaffiliated: 26.6%

Crook County

  • Democrats: 51.8%
  • Republicans: 48.6%
  • Independent: 44.5%
  • Unaffiliated: 21%

Jefferson County

  • Democrats: 47.9%
  • Republicans: 57.1%
  • Independent: 45.8%
  • Unaffiliated: 18.6%

List of ballot drop boxes in Central Oregon

Deschutes County


Deschutes County Road Department

  • 61150 SE 27th St

Old Mill

  • 459 SW Bluff Dr
  • Box located on the knoll above Old Mill District in parking lot south of Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
  • 24 Hour Drop Box

Bradbury Park & Ride

  • 1000 SW Bradbury Way
  • Box located across from the Park & Rec Pavilion off of Simpson & Columbia
  • 24 Hour Drop Box

County Clerk’s Office

  • 1300 NW Wall St.
  • Upper floor — Privacy booths provided
  • Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm; Election Day, 7 am to 8 pm

Deschutes Services Center

  • 1300 NW Wall St.
  • Exterior box on west side of building

Pine Nursery Park

  • 3750 NE Purcell Blvd.
  • East end of parking lot
  • During normal park hours

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