Okay, so the top of the ticket—Kitz v. Duds—is still too close to call. But what about the ballot measures? When we last posted, after early results, it was too hard to say how things might shake out. But four hours later, we have a bit more clarity.
So here's a quick roundup based on where things stand as of (technically) Wednesday morning, with a focus on state measures and local measures we haven't already posted about. (Keep checking here for the latest statewide results. Or here for Multnomah County's numbers.)
MEASURE 71 (annual sessions for the Legislature): PASS
MEASURE 73 (mandatory minimum sentences): PASS (boo)
MEASURE 74 (marijuana dispensaries): ALL BUT A FAIL
MEASURE 75 (private casino in Multnomah County): FAIL
MEASURE 76 (lottery money for parks): PASS
MEASURE 26-108 (voter-owned elections in Portland): Trailing, but too close to call
MEASURE 26-109 (repeal term limits for the Multnomah County commission): Probably headed to defeat, but still a hair to close to call
MEASURE 26-110 (commissioners wouldn't have to resign while running for a different office): FAIL
MEASURE 26-117 (Portland fire equipment bond): Trailing, but only by a hair
MEASURE 26-118 (Multnomah County tax for state history museum): Leading, but too close to call
MEASURE 26-119 (TriMet bus tax measure): Leading in MultCo, but trailing elsewhere; too close to call
Another handful of county measures—26-111, 26-112, 26-113, and 26-114—have all sailed to victory. They would expand the powers of the county's salary commission, toughen residence rules for commissioners, consolidate elections for mid-term vacancies, and make it easier to create a special tax district for the county library.
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