According to staff at the elections office presidential election years have higher voter participation in Coos County (and elsewhere) and 62% or 22,300 of 36,000 registered voters cast their ballots in 2008. As of Friday, just 9,515 and because it appears the voter count has dropped to about 33,400 since 2008 we can anticipate 20,700 total ballots which means more than 11,000 will flood the clerks office by 8PM tomorrow night.
It is crunch time. If you haven’t voted please do so now and encourage your friends, coworkers and neighbors to drop their ballots off at the nearest drop site to be sure they get in in time. Reject the high dollar ad campaigns funded in part by for profit special interests and choose candidates, especially in the commissioners races, who are supported by working class citizens and have the common sense to run a thrifty campaign.