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Monday, May 13, 2013

With just a week until the May 21 Special Election, only 11% of Multnomah County voters have mailed in their ballots.

That's a surprisingly low return rate so far, given the highly visible campaigns being waged over the measure to fluoridate Portland's water. Around three-quarters of all registered voters in the county live in Portland. And more than 36 percent of county voters mailed in their ballots in the May 17, 2011, Special Election, which did not have any controversial measures on the ballot.

The two campaigns have so far raised over $920,000 in cash and in-kind contributions. The committee in support of Ballot Measure 26-151 currently reports more than $684,000 in donations. The committee opposing fluoridation has raised more than $235,000.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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