CALIFORNIA-Monday is the first day that Californian's are allowed to vote by mail if you have a ballot. The two candidates who garner the most votes in each race will appear on the ballot for the general election on November 6.
People go to the polls today to resolve primary contests focused on state legislative and county offices, with sheriff races drawing particular interest in the counties bordering High Point.
During recent early voting, directors say they've noticed more requests coming from voters in Boardman, where a crucial school levy is on the ballot.
More than 200 voters - both in-person and by paper - have come to take part in the 2018 state and local primary election, and many more are expected.
2,734 women and 2,056 men cast votes. Anyone who is in line to vote at the poll closing time is entitled to vote. An "inactive" status on the registration does not mean the resident can't vote; it just shows the voter has not voted in recent elections.
The report also suggests giving greater access to Elections BC to personal information - such as name, address and date of birth - held by public bodies so it can more easily update its voters' list. Voters need to bring the proper form of ID and know their polling place and precinct.
"Legislation limits the ability of Elections BC to adopt, even on a pilot project basis, new voting and counting technologies", the report notes and goes on to point out that a legislative panel in 2014 recommended against adopting internet-based voting.
In Linn County, incumbent Rod Blum, considered one of the endangered Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, is unopposed, but four Democrats are competing for their party's nomination for the seat.
Election workers are closely monitoring the response by voters living in fire-ravaged areas of Sonoma County.
Vote-by-mail ballots must be received in the county Elections Office or at a polling place within California by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Jones, a 12-term deficit hawk opposed to the war in Iraq, has said this is the last time he'll seek re-election.