Oregon early voting results so far show 'unprecedented early turnout' compared to 2016
“We’re deluged with ballots right now," Marion County Clerk Bill Burgess said. "This is unprecedented early turnout."
As of early Tuesday, Oregon voters had returned 279,454 ballots — 9.5% of total ballots issued this year.
At this point in 2016, only about 4% of ballots had been returned.
The greater percentage of ballots cast in this election is even more noteworthy considering there are 15.5% more registered voters this year compared to four years ago — 2,949,377 this year compared to 2,553,806 in 2016.