News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Ballots can be dropped at City Hall

Voters who didn’t get their ballot in the mail by Tuesday this week should drop off their ballot in a secure drop box to ensure that it will be counted. There is a drop box in front of City Hall.

Ballots can be dropped off there until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

The Deschutes County Clerk’s Office is reporting a strong turnout, with 36.77 percent of ballots already returned as of Friday, October 23.

Locally, five people are running for three open seats on the Sisters City Council: Susan Cobb, Jennifer Letz, Elizabeth Fisher, Andrea Blum and Gary Ross. Each of the candidates is profiled in the October 14 edition of The Nugget, pages 9-13.

Sisters voters will also choose between Sheriff Shane Nelson and challenger, Bend Police officer Scott Schaier, in an election for a four-year term as Deschutes County Sheriff. Nelson and Schaier are profiled in the October 21 edition of The Nugget. Nelson and Schaier are profiled on pages 4 and 5.

Phil Henderson and Phil Chang are vying for Position #2 on the Board of Deschutes County Commissioners. They are profiled on pages 6 and 7 of the September 30 edition of The Nugget.

All profiles are also available online at http://www.nuggetnews.com.

Sisters voters will also weigh in on Measure 9-139, which would provide $195 million in bond funding for the Deschutes Public Library system. The funds would build a new central library in Bend and some would be allocated to expansion and updating of the Sisters Library. The bond rate would be 34 cents per $1,000 of assessed property valuation in 2021.

Voters are also deciding on whether to allow additional marijuana growing operations in the county. A “yes” vote on Measure 9-134 would overturn a moratorium on marijuana producers.

 

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