PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The unofficial results in the 2019 special election in Oregon and Washington started coming in Tuesday night.
Here are the early results for some of the biggest ballot topics:
Multnomah County Results
Multnomah County reported a voter turnout of 28.57% at 8 p.m. with a total of 153,184 ballots received.
- Measure 26-202 City of Troutdale Old City Hall Bonds: 73.90% NO
- Measure 26-203 Wildlife Habitat Bonds: 67.14% YES
- Measure 26-205 Portland Emergency Mutual Aid Agreements: 83.30% YES
- Measure 26-207 PPS Levy Renewal: 73.56% YES
Find a full list of results for Multnomah County here.
Washington County Results
Washinton County reported a voter turnout of 24.61% with 83,341 ballots received.
- Measure 03-554 West Linn Wilsonville School District Bonds: 75.41% YES
- Measure 26-203 Wildlife Habitat Bonds: 60.86% YES
- Measure 26-204 Bull Run Watershed: 85.62% YES
Find a full list of results for Washington County here.
Clark County Results
Clark County reported a voter turnout of 22.51%.
- City of Camas Prop. No. 2: 89.59% NO
Find a full list of results for Clark County here.
Voters in Washington State are deciding whether minority status should be considered in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges. The measure asks people whether they want to change current laws that prohibit state government from giving preferential treatment to individuals or groups based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, public education, or public contracting.
Voters in Washington also are weighing in on a transportation measure. They are being asked whether annual vehicle registration fees should be capped at $30. If the measure is approved, transit and road budgets across the state would be slashed.
Voters in Washington state were supporting a $30 car tab initiative in early returns.
Tuesday night vote counts were showing the measure passing after the first votes were tallied in the all mail election.
Initiative 976 sponsored by Tim Eyman would decrease most taxes paid through annual vehicle registration and largely revoke the authority of state and local governments to add taxes and fees without voter approval.
Repealing existing taxes and fees could cost the state and local governments over $4 billion revenue over the next six years, according to the state Office of Financial Management.
A group funded mostly by Microsoft, Amazon, other businesses and labor unions poured nearly $5 million into opposing the initiative.
Ballots had to be postmarked or deposited in local drop boxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday. That means final results might not be known for days.
Unofficial election results will be certified later this month by state officials.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.