By News-Register staff • 

McMinnville ballots due at 8 p.m. : Voters' Guide

Drop off your ballots at the Yamhill County Clerk’s Office or put them in one of the ballot boxes at the courthouse or Chemeketa Community College by 8 o’clock tonight, Nov. 5, if you want your vote counted.

McMinnville residents are the only ones voting in today’s election. They will decide Measure 36-202, which would amend the city charter to restrict city regulations and fees on care facilities.

A yes vote would change the charter to say that the city cannot impose or enforce standards of care or taxes, fees or fines primarily or exclusively on care facilities. It also would repeal current ordinances that require a $500 license application fee, a $200 per bed annual licensing fee, and a $1,500 fine for calling an ambulance if the city determines it was not medically necessary.

A no vote would let the city council continue to determine whether to implement such fees and standards.

For more information about voting, call the clerk’s office at 503-434-7518.

Voters' Guide

Yamhill County Voters' Pamphlet

News-Register news coverage (subscription required)

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Chamber advocates for care center measure

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News-Register Editorials

Don’t fall for industry con; reject charter amendment

Care centers shouldn’t be scare centers


Fee Stubblefield: Repeal measure is about our community’s values

Julie Parrish: Put the clamps to care center profiteering

Jeb Bladine: Care center vote a political train wreck

Letters to the Editor

Dozens of readers have submitted their opinion on the ballot measure over the last several weeks. You can look through them here.