Secretary of State Kate Brown on Wednesday urged all eligible Oregon voters to cast a ballot in next week's election -- and to remember that postmarks don't count -- so if you don't mail it back in the next day or so, you'd best bring it to a ballot drop site, to be sure it's counted.
"Dozens of funding measures and other important questions are on the ballot in communities across Oregon," said Brown. "Casting a ballot is the best way for Oregonians to make sure their voices are heard."
More than 75 local measures are on ballots across Oregon, to be counted next Tuesday night. They range from a law enforcement serial levy in Umatilla County to a bond measure to build a pool in Wasco County.
Tillamook County residents are voting on a lodging tax, while room tax hike proposals are on the ballots for Bend and Deschutes County voters.
Also in Central Oregon: Culver is trying again for a school bond measure approval, while Crooked River Ranch Fire District has a levy on the ballot, as does the Jefferson County Jail. And there's a proposal to form and fund an Alfalfa fire district as well.
A tax levy to fund the Keizer Fire Department is on the ballot in Marion County. Voters in Prairie City will decide whether to amend the city charter, and the city of Damascus faces a disincorporation vote.
School district funding measures are on the ballot in parts of Clackamas, Clatsop, Jefferson, Lane, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Umatilla, Washington and Yamhill counties.
Local measures are listed on each county's elections web site. You can also find a list of ballot drop-box and county clerk locations on the front of your Voters' Pamphlet.