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There’s still time to turn in ballots for the Oregon primary election. Ballots are due at official county drop sites by 8 p.m. tonight.

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The Oregon Secretary of State’s office says more than 50,000 new voters have been added to the rolls thanks to the state’s new motor voter law.


There are two candidates on the ballot for Deschutes County Commissioner Position 2. Each candidate is unopposed for his party’s nomination in the May 17th primary. 

Bernie Sanders To Campaign In Salem Tuesday

May 8, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will return to Oregon on Tuesday, May 10, to hold a campaign rally in Salem.

This will be Sanders' first stop in the Oregon state capital, having made trips to Portland and Springfield already this year.

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Thousands of people flocked to the Lane Events Center in Eugene Friday to see Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. Most were staunch supporters; others came out of curiosity.

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The apparent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump drew a crowd of 4,387 at the Lane Events Center in Eugene Friday night.

Former president Bill Clinton mixed street-level campaigning with some digs at his wife’s remaining presidential rivals during his visit Thursday to Portland.

The former president, who likes to be known as the "explainer-in-chief," gave a long defense of Hillary Clinton's record — and he slipped in frequent references to why she would be more successful than Democratic rival Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump, now assumed to be the Republican nominee.

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Three Democrats and two Republicans are running for Oregon Secretary of State. Jeanne Atkins was appointed to the position after Kate Brown became governor last year. Atkins does not plan to run for the seat. KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with OPB political reporter Jeff Mapes to find out more about the candidates and issues in the race.

Donald Trump will appear at the Lane County fairgrounds for a 7 p.m. rally Friday in Eugene, according to his state director.

Jacob Daniels said that Trump is continuing with his plans to visit the Northwest even though his two Republican rivals — Ted Cruz and John Kasich — have dropped out of the race. Trump still hasn't won a delegate majority and he wants to rack up as big of a margin as he can before the Republican convention.

Trump also plans to visit Washington state on Saturday. But his campaign is having a hard time finding a venue in Vancouver, Washington.


In the May Primary, Springfield residents can choose between two candidates for mayor. Incumbent Christine Lundberg has held the position since 2010. Her challenger is Robert Drake.