Clarifying the primary voting process

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP- Only about 33 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in Tuesday's election

SALEM — Voter turnout was modest for Tuesday's primary election

Polls have now closed for Tuesday's primary election in Nebraska, leaving only the counting of ballots to determine who will emerge as victors in some races and who will advance to the November general election in others.

The May 15 election didn't have a presidential draw, and the top race on the ballot was for governor of Oregon. By end of day Monday, 95,276 Multnomah voters had returned their ballots, compared to 84,801 in 2014.

You need to bring a photo ID (such as an Idaho driver's license or a passport) to vote, or be willing to sign a personal identification affidavit. A voter who is registered as affiliated with a specific party may only vote on that party's ballot at the Primary Election.

A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to nominate the Republican candidate for the office of United States Senate.

OR voters appear on track to show their lowest turnout in a primary election in at least 16 years, ballot statistics indicate. You may only vote one ballot for one political party.

Votes are due no later than 8 p.m. and voters can submit their ballots to any designated drop site or local elections office.

While just a percent more than a quarter of the 22,229 voters would seem to be low, it's not really, according to Whitley County Clerk of Courts Debbie Beers. Population growth patterns and building availability drove the bulk of the moves, the county election office said. For cities and counties, they start in October.

The biggest local draw for Democratic voters in this year's primary was the Sheriff 's race, with incumbent Dewey Jones facing a challenge from Todd "T.O". Unaffiliated voters may only return one party's ballot. Lancaster County registered 25 percent turnout. If they do not, they might not receive their mail ballot or voting information.

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