Voters pass county sheriff's levy


November 10, 2021

Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 2, passed Measure 22-189, the high-profile four-year law enforcement levy proposed by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

It was the only countywide initiative on the special-election ballot.

Some 63% of the mid-valley’s voters shot down a similar proposal last November, but the results were flipped this time with 62% in support. However, more than 67,000 people took part in 2020, whereas only 29,000 (roughly 31% of the county’s 95,000-plus registrants) voted this year, which closely mirrors the 24,995-ballot turnout that cleared the current levy in May 2018.


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