Voters will soon be receiving ballots for the May 21 election
SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown is reminding Oregon voters that ballots for the May 21 election will be mailed out starting today.
“I urge all registered Oregon voters to cast a ballot,” said Secretary Brown. “There are important local ballot measures and races for school boards, community college boards and special districts across Oregon.”
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Ballot measures to be decided in the May 21 election include proposals to ban retail single-use plastic bags in Newport, an $82 million school serial levy in Beaverton and a $18.3 million measure to fund 9-1-1 services in Deschutes County.
Contested school district races will be decided from Lake Oswego and Forest Grove to Medord, Bend and Lincoln County.
Contested special district races include the Corbett Fire District, the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District and the Port of Newport.
Contested community college board races range from Portland to Central Oregon to the Rogue Valley.
Ballots must be received by county elections officials no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communications
Oregon Secretary of State