According to the Secretary of State, 936,467 of Oregon’s 2,074,772 registered voters had cast ballots on tax Measures 66 and 67 as of two days ago.
If predictions of a 62% total turnout in this special election are accurate, that means another 349,892 ballots will be received yesterday and today. If half of those ballots arrived yesterday, that means:
174,946 ballots will be received today
Some of these ballots will arrive by mail, but many will be dropped in official ballot boxes and hand-delivered to county election offices by the 8pm deadline tonight.
That means that you can still influence the outcome of this election.
Do you know someone who is still deciding how to vote? Do you know someone who has filled in their ballot but hasn’t turned it in yet?
Are you one of these people?
Cascade Policy Institute’s role in this election has been to provide economic analysis of the measures. If you or someone you know hasn’t seen it, you can find it here:
Steve Buckstein is founder and senior policy analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research center.