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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:12 PM

Very cool for Oregon. They put out this message on voting this morning.

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Attention Lane County voters -- Be sure your vote counts! It's too late to mail your ballot. Now you need to take it to a ballot drop box or to the Lane County Elections Office, 275 W 10th Ave, Eugene by 8pm Tues Nov. 3

Make sure to sign the return envelope after verifying your name and current residence address is correct.

A local taxi company offers free rides to ballot drop boxes. Schedule your ride 24 hours in advance: https://www.kezi.com/.../Local-taxi-company-offers-free...

Ballot Drop Box Locator: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/drop-box-locator.aspx

Oregon voting information: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/default.aspx

Lane County Elections Information:
541-682-4234
https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=4081147

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Reply Very cool for Oregon. They put out this message on voting this morning. (Original post)
LizBeth Oct 2020 OP
soothsayer Oct 2020 #1
LizBeth Oct 2020 #3
ZZenith Oct 2020 #2
LizBeth Oct 2020 #4
MerryBlooms Oct 2020 #6
LizBeth Oct 2020 #7
MerryBlooms Oct 2020 #9
LizBeth Oct 2020 #10
MerryBlooms Oct 2020 #30
LizBeth Oct 2020 #31
MerryBlooms Oct 2020 #32
LizBeth Oct 2020 #33
ZZenith Oct 2020 #11
LizBeth Oct 2020 #12
LizBeth Oct 2020 #14
marlakay Oct 2020 #13
LizBeth Oct 2020 #15
marlakay Oct 2020 #16
LizBeth Oct 2020 #17
misanthrope Oct 2020 #20
LizBeth Oct 2020 #22
misanthrope Oct 2020 #24
LizBeth Oct 2020 #25
MerryBlooms Oct 2020 #5
jalan48 Oct 2020 #8
sl8 Oct 2020 #18
LizBeth Oct 2020 #19
sl8 Oct 2020 #21
LizBeth Oct 2020 #23
aidbo Oct 2020 #26
LizBeth Oct 2020 #27
sanatanadharma Oct 2020 #28
LizBeth Oct 2020 #29

Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:15 PM

1. Very cool

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:18 PM

3. I just put it on FB for all my people that are going to vote Trump to shame the difference between

The Democratic Party making it as easy for a voter as possible and a Republicans doing everything they can, including breaking the law, to deny peoples votes.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:16 PM

2. Greatest state in the union!

What kind of twisted government DOESN’T want its citizens engaged?

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:20 PM

4. Well, I did get my property tax bill and have never seen it that high, lol. And yes.

I will pay an extra 5k in taxes to live in the state. I cannot tell you how blessed I feel. And the leaves are turning, how beautiful is that? Even while isolated.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:22 PM

6. rec.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:24 PM

7. Ah, I am feeling the joy too MerryBlooms, I love your name.

I am feeling very good about Nov 3. We deserve this, we have earned this.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:26 PM

9. No matter where I have lived, I always come home to my lovely Oregon.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:47 PM

10. Really? I did not know you were here, too. There are a lot. I am having fun talking to others from

Oregon. That is cool to hear. I am old. I do not remember names any more.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 07:57 PM

30. Oh yes, a true Webfoot here!

Quack!

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:02 PM

31. Ha ha. Go ducks!

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:04 PM

32. I was born and raised here, as was my husband and our kids.

Father-in-law was a Duck and my husband a Beaver, so we had it covered.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #32)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:06 PM

33. I worked in an hotel across from the university so I had the beavers and ducks in the same place for

the games and it was such a blast. I am not either so would be all.... Go ducks. Then go Beavers, whichever I needed but it was a blast. Ah the days before covid. !!!

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:51 PM

11. Don't forget to deduct the sales tax you would pay almost anywhere else!

Property taxes are definitely my favorite of the taxes we pay - I am wealthy enough to even own property and a big chunk of it is going towards educating my neighbors’ children, which always benefits everyone.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:03 PM

12. Yes, there is that with sales tax and also, I find utilities lower here. And yes, I do appreciate

what my taxes does for our state. That being said, I am not wealthy and presently am without work cause of covid. It was a shocker, but I am good. And good is just that, lol. No need for fear, all is fine, lol. Now I am playing cause a couple days ago I had conversation with both sons that still, all is ok. That panic hits every once in a while.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:06 PM

14. The reality is, I am only paying about 700-1000 more in property tax. That is not that much

difference.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:06 PM

13. Yes state taxes and property are high

But I still love living here. I was just happy my property taxes only went up $80 this year. Maybe the fires in the area nearby kept values down a bit.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:14 PM

15. It did not go up that much higher. I have only owned for over a year. The first one was a shocker.

I waited til middle of Nov to pay, and tried to talk to someone about amount, but I would have to make an appt and didn't bother. But, it seemed they were saying the previous year was just under 3k. I had seen it on some record when I bought it. Then mine had jumped over 3600. How exactly does that calculation of property tax work, do you know? I have been going to ask around and just haven't gotten onto it.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:20 PM

16. I think they have appraisers that work for the counties

And have some formula you would have to call. Sometimes it takes a jump first year because people who owned it before underpaid what it should be.

Mine went from $3140 to $3220, I always pay full year on my own to get discount. I save myself don't like how bank takes money out in extra months advance. You have to own more of house before they let you do it yourself.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:30 PM

17. I pay the same as you. Funny middle of Nov. Elsewhere it was end of January. I thought

that was tough following Christmas. I kind of like paying it off before Christmas. Just something else unique about Oregon, lol.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:34 PM

20. Believe me, it could be a LOT worse

On a flight back from Portland in 2011, I sat next to an older business man from Washington state. He mentioned how Oregon has property tax but no sales tax while Washington has sales tax but no property tax.

"Alabama has both property taxes and sales taxes," I replied.

His eyebrows lifted. "Really? I thought Alabama was supposed to be conservative," he said in shock.

I just shrugged. What I didn't elucidate was that the sales taxes are unusually high and the property taxes low to force more of the burden on lower socio-economic classes, as well and that it actually goes hand-in-hand with the type of cultural and economic conservatism Alabama embraces.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:38 PM

22. Right. I lived in a state that had like an 8.75 sales tax? And property tax were only a little less

than what I am paying in Oregon. And the insurances where higher in the conservative state. And utilities.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:45 PM

24. There are also other costs

In states like you mention, infrastructure isn't well maintained.

The public education system also lags, creating the kind of ambivalent, complacent society that is easily exploited to the benefit of the ruling class. If it's anything like Alabama, a sense of hopelessness permeates those denizens to the degree they don't value the arts/culture, detracting from the standard of living and don't really care about environmental issues either.

It really ricochets throughout a society.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #24)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:49 PM

25. Totally. Now a good hamburger is $17 here now, lol and only like 9 there. But hey.... I will pay

the extra. like I said, I am good with that. I moved here for a reason. I could never live in a red state again. Not only city, but whole state.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:21 PM

5. R&K

Beaut!

eta: Shared!

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:25 PM

8. +1

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Response to sl8 (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:32 PM

19. Oh, that is very cool. I do like your Gov. She is awesome.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:36 PM

21. Mistake, deleted.

Didn't realize the article was a week old.

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Response to sl8 (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:41 PM

23. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 04:00 PM

26. You can also go into the secretary of states website and verify that you ballot has been received.

 

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Response to aidbo (Reply #26)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 04:29 PM

27. They have received my. Is that the same as accepting my signature?

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 05:46 PM

28. Oregon has concerned and cooperative elections officials

Concerned and cooperative elections officials and legal bud bodegas, what's not to like about Oregon

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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 06:08 PM

29. Right. So, when I first registered I thought it would be a big to do. Some called to talk to me

about registering and I told her I wanted to, just had not gotten around to it. What did I have to do. Old and don't like hard. Well, they had send out the registration pamphlet, I had it in a pile and she stayed on the phone and walked me thru being so so so nice all the way thru. It was very simple and she did not need to. And explained about voting. It was all very positive.

Yes, what is there not to love about Oregon. Truly. Better Mexican food in the SW. I guess there is that.

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