Medford, Ore. — Time is running out to register to vote or to change your party affiliation ahead of the May 17th primary. There are still a few hours to take care of changes online, but many Jackson County residents went to the elections office Tuesday to make sure their ballot will be mailed out this week.
The Jackson County Elections Office was abuzz Tuesday, as residents came in to ensure their voices are heard.
“We do have a lot of people who are exercising their right to change party affiliation or getting registered to vote,” Clerk Chris Walker says.
As of this week more than 125,000 people are registered to vote in Jackson County, that’s the most ever.
“That is an all time high in Jackson County,” Walker adds, “even higher than the general of 2014 and in 2012.”
Since December, the elections office has had thousands of new registrations. If you have a state issued ID or license you have until 11:59 pm to register or make changes online. You can visit oregonvotes.gov to do so. Ballots in Jackson and Josephine counties will be sent out this week.