Before each election, the League prepares an independent, nonpartisan Voters’ Guide to give voters reliable information about candidate and ballot measures. League members ask the candidates substantive questions and print their complete responses here. We also publish videos of individual interviews with candidates. League members also research the ballot measures by reading about them and interviewing the organizations in support and opposition and then write independent explanations and pros and cons.
Click on the links below to see electronic Voters’ Guides. A limited number of paper copies are available at Multnomah County library branches and the Multnomah County Election Office.
Past Voters’ Guides:
- November 2016 elections
- Video guides to November 2016 elections
- May 2016 elections
- Video guides to May 2016 elections
The League can create a custom guide for you! Go to Vote 411 and enter your residence address to see a Voters’ Guide with information for only those candidates and items on your ballot.
How to Judge a Candidate
Electronic Voters’ Guides are available on the front page of this web site when published. A limited number of paper copies are available at Multnomah County library branches and the Multnomah County Election Office.
Volunteers in our Speakers Bureau are trained to share well-researched, nonpartisan information.
To book a speaker contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our speakers can address:
- Voter registration and the mechanics of voting. Our speakers can help your audience register (or update their registrations) on the spot.
- Importance of voting and civic participation.
- Activities and history of the League of Women Voters.
- Local and state ballot measures (during election season). League speakers are trained to share balanced information that will help voters make informed choices on their ballots. Our presentations provide background information and discuss both pros and cons for each measure. For the November 2008 election, our volunteers spoke to over 950 people at 40 speaking engagements.
- Any topic that the league has studied or taken a position on (see our web page “Where We Stand” under the Advocate tab above)
To schedule a League speaker for your group, please contact our office at 503-228-1675 or email@example.com. Helpful details to provide when you contact us include:
- Your Name, Phone Number, Email
- Organization/Group name (and Website if you have one)
- Proposed date, time, and location
- Size of group (and any other notes about the potential audience you would like to provide.)
- Topic(s) of interest