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58.7% of Jackson County voters have cast their ballot

More than half of Jackson County voters have cast their ballot, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office, including more than a quarter of the county’s registered voters this week alone.

According to the most recent Oregon elections data released Friday evening, 47,185 voters returned their ballot to the Jackson County Elections Office between Oct. 23 and Oct. 29, about 29% of Jackson County voters.

The Oregon Secretary of State’s elections division states that 94,405 ballots have been returned, 58.7% of Jackson County’s 160,886 voters have returned their ballot as of Friday night.

Those numbers are slightly behind statewide numbers showing that 61.2% of Oregon’s more than 2.9 million voters have voted across the state. Specifically, the Secretary of State’s office says that’s 1,806,172 ballots returned.

The numbers show that 74.1% of Jackson County’s registered Democrats, 65.29% of Jackson County’s 50,836 registered Republicans and 38% of Jackson County’s 50,836 nonaffiliated voters have returned their ballots.

Statewide, the Secretary of State’s office says that 75.5% of the state’s more than 1 million registered Democrats have returned their ballots, 66.4% of the state’s 762,310 registered Republicans and 42.7% of the state’s 935,382 nonaffiliated voters have voted.

It’s too late for Oregon voters to mail their ballots, the Secretary of State’s office warns. All Oregon ballots must be received in an official election dropbox or at the elections office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, and postmarks do not count.

The Jackson County elections office is located at 1101 West Main Street, Suite 201, in Medford. For general information call 541-774-6148 or email elections@jacksoncounty.org.

For statewide election information see OregonVotes.gov.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.

Mail Tribune file photo of a voter casting a ballot at the Jackson County Elections office dropbox at 1101 W. Main St., Ste. 201, Medford.