Primary Election already bringing in 30% of Jackson County votes

, Posted: Sun, May 18 2014 at 5:24 PM, Updated: Mon, May 19 2014 at 3:41 PM

Medford, Ore.--  Jackson County voters have two days to turn int heir ballots for the primary election.

Sunday people were out turning in their ballots at the Jackson County elections office drop box.

"I usually take the time to vote because I think it's very important that we do that," said Karen Whittington.

Jackson County Clerk, Chris Walker said Sunday, the election office has received 30% of the ballots from  voters.

"We expect to double that percentage by the time the election is over. So I definitely feel like we're going to have a 55-60% turnout."

 Walker said this election has generated a lot of interest.

 "There's a lot of passion especially towards those measures that we have on the Jackson County ballot. This time we got three separate money measures and then of course we have that GMO measure." 

Voters said they are curious to see what happens with those measures.

"I grew up on a farm and so I have been real interested in the non-GMO crops and it's been a real hard decision to make," said Karen Whittington.

I'm interested in the GMO bill to see where that goes and see what happens if it passes and see what the real fallout is of that," said Brian Pahl.

"There are some good issues there. In terms of the GMO agriculture, the libraries," said Buck Smith.

 Walker said  you have until 8 pm Tuesday to turn in those ballots.

 Walker said voters should not mail in  ballots.  Instead to drop them off at an official  drop box location.

Here is a list of them:


Jackson County Elections

1101 W. Main St., Suite 201



Ashland Library

 410 Siskiyou Blvd.

Central Point-

Central Point Library

 116 S. 3rd St.

Eagle Point-

Eagle Point Library

 239 W. Main St.

Rogue River-

Rogue River Library

 412 E. Main St.



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