Oregon primary participation low

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Oregon ballot returns for Tuesday's primary are expected to be among the lowest in recent decades.

As of Thursday, 19 percent of Oregon’s 2.1 million voters had returned ballots. The share is the same as at a comparable point two years ago, but it’s less than the 29 percent returned four years ago.

“The statewide races — attorney general and the Supreme Court — are remarkably quiet, and there are no statewide measures to drive up turnout,” said Jim Moore, who teaches politics at Pacific University.

Read more at Statesman Journal.

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