Less than 35% turnout for Tuesday’s special election in Central Oregon

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With the deadline approaching for ballots in Tuesday night’s special election, turnout numbers are below 35%.

Deschutes County was at 25% turnout Monday. Redmond voters are deciding on a local option levy for Redmond Fire and Rescue. La Pine voters will decide on the Ponderosa Pines East Special Road District local option tax.

In Jefferson County, turnout was at 32.5%. Jefferson County voters are also voting on the Redmond fire levy, a Crooked River Ranch fire levy and a renewal of a local tax option for Road District 18.

Ballots must be returned to a valid dropbox by 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. If they are being mailed, they must be postmarked by 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and arrive no later than Nov. 14.

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