Bulletin Staff Report

Voter turnout in Central Oregon for Tuesday’s primary election was higher than the statewide average.

But statewide voter turnout was the lowest it’s been in 30 years for a primary election, according to the to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Statewide, voter turnout was 32.86 percent. In the past three decades, turnout in an Oregon primary has never fallen below 34 percent.

In Deschutes County, turnout was 35.36 percent with 46,232 ballots received out of 130,764 eligible voters, according to the Deschutes County Clerk’s Office.

Jefferson County had a 33.97-percent voter turnout, with 4,771 ballots received out of 14,046 eligible voters, according to the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office.

The Crook County Clerk’s Office reported voter turnout was 37.18 percent in the county, with 6,195 ballots received out of 16,661 eligible voters.