January 11, 2018 4:10 a.m.
In Douglas County, ballots are trickling in for the statewide special election.
An update from the County Clerk’s Office says so far 8806 ballots have been received. That’s slightly less than 12 percent of the registered voters in the county.
Oregonians are making their preference known on Ballot Measure 101 which asks voters to accept or reject a temporary 1.5 percent assessment on insurance companies, some hospitals and other insurance and health care providers.
Ballots can be mailed back or taken to drop boxes at city halls in Sutherlin, Winston, Myrtle Creek, Glendale, Canyonville and Yoncalla. Other drop boxes are at the County Annex in Reedsport, in the library of Umpqua Community College, in front of the courthouse, and in the parking lot just east of the former headquarters library building in Roseburg. Ballots can be taken directly to the Clerk’s Office as well.
Ballots are due back by 8:00 p.m. on January 23rd.