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Your Vote is Important!

There are many important issues on the ballot for the November 6 election—affordable housing, taxes, clean energy, jobs, abortion, the influence of money in politics and how we treat immigrants. We will also be electing leaders for our national, state and local governments – the people who will represent you in the next two to four years.

Scroll down and use the links in Prepare to Vote below to find lots of nonpartisan information about the 2018 General Election in Oregon.

Your vote can make a difference. Be a voter.

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Información electoral no partidista para ayudarle con su voto

¡Sea un votante! Votar con la confianza de información confiable.

Su voto es importante. Lea esta guía, edición para el condado de Multnomah, preparado por La Liga de Mujeres Votantes. Allí se encuentra información no-partidaria sobre el pensamiento de los varios candidatos acerca de los intereses del votante. También, aclara las medidas de la papeleta con información no partidista sobre cada medida. Se puede obtener una copia del Guía del Votante en cualquier sucursal de la biblioteca del condado de Multnomah, en iglesias, en las oficinas del Red Latino, en las universidades del área, en los supermercados New Seasons, o en muchas otras tiendas. Haga clique abajo para leer en línea la Guía del Votante. Su voto puede hacer una diferencia.

Guía del Votante – Oregon

Guía del Votante – Multnomah

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Prepare to Vote – 2018 Election Info!

Are you ready to Vote?  Find nonpartisan information on candidates & issues on Vote411.org.

VOTE411.org is an electronic online Voters’ Guide personalized for your ballot. Information from our printed Voters’ Guide and videos of our forums and interviews are included on Vote411.org

Enter your address to find information about the specific candidates and ballot measures that you will be voting on.

Printed nonpartisan Oregon & Multnomah County Voters’ Guides

Look for copies of the LWV voters’ guides in English and Spanish at all branches of the Multnomah County Library; the Multnomah County Elections Office; New Seasons and other stores; college, university and community college campuses; Gresham City Hall, churches, markets and many other locations.

Click on the links below to view a pdf of the English versions of the General Election guides. (Links to the Spanish guides are in the Informacion Electoral post above.)

Nov. 2018 Oregon Voters’ Guide – English

Nov. 2018 Multnomah Voters’ Guide – English

Video Voters’ Guide – recordings of candidate interviews

Click here to watch Video Voters’ Guide recordings of interviews with candidates running for office in Multnomah County. The Video Voters’ Guide recordings also are linked to candidate profiles on Vote411.org and will be shown on Comcast and Frontier channels.

The Video Voters’ Guide includes interviews of candidates for U.S. Congress, Governor, the Oregon State Legislature, Circuit Court, and Metro, County and City offices. Note that our Voters’ Guide and the Video Voters’ Guide have the statements and interviews of the candidates in the contested election for Judge of the Circuit Court, 4th District.

Election Forums

Recordings of our 2018 General Election forums can be viewed on this website. (Scroll down and click on the title of each debate in the lists below.) You also can see playbacks on Comcast and Frontier channels.  See the schedules for the playbacks by clicking here for the October 2 forum and here for the October 9 forum.

Candidate forums

Portland Commissioner Position 3, Candidate Debate – JoAnn Hardesty vs. Loretta Smith

Multnomah County Auditor Candidate Debate – In Partnership with City Club of Portland; Scott Learn vs. Jennifer McGuirk

Ballot measure Forums

Debate on Metro Measure 26-199, Metro affordable housing bonds, plus explanation of Oregon Measure 102, allows local bonds for financing affordable housing with nongovernmental entities.

Explanation of Oregon Measure 105 – Repeals law limiting state/local enforcement of federal immigration laws

Debate on Oregon Measure 103 – Prohibits taxes/fees for groceries

Debate on Measure 26-201 – Portland’s retailer surcharge for clean energy projects

Limited time? Watch key excerpts from the forums.

Portland Commissioner Position 3: Candidate Answers to 3 Questions + Closing Remarks

Multnomah County Auditor: Opening, Closing and Answers to 2 Questions

Metro Measure 26-199: Opening, Closing, Answers to 3 Questions

Portland Measure 26-201: Opening and Closing

Oregon Measure 103: Opening and Closing

Oregon Measure 102: Explanation

Sponsors for one or more of the Voter Services listed above are: Carol & Velma Saling Foundation, The Wyss Foundation, Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, Multnomah Bar Foundation, MetroEast Community Media, Vernier Software and Technology, Neil Kelly Company, Paloma Clothing, the Sara Frewing Fund, and LWV of Portland Education Fund.

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Immigration Panel Discussion

Immigration: Welcomes, Walls, Sanctuaries, and Borders

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7 to 8:30 pm, Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne. Free and open to the public.

PANELISTS

  • Polo Catalani, City of Portland’s New Portlander Programs
  • Leland Baxter-Neal, ACLU of Oregon
  • Erin McKee, Oregon Justice Resource Center
  • Chanpone Sinlapasai, Immigration attorney, Marandas & Sinlapasai Immigration Law Office

The audience will be invited to reflect upon their own immigrant roots and stories, and the panelists will give an overview of the challenges that today’s immigrants face. The discussion will include information about the scope and scale of immigration in Oregon, economic impacts of immigration, and stories of community members who have made the transition from new immigrant to citizen.

GETTING THERE AND WATCHING THE PROGRAM

Parking is available on the street. The Multnomah County Board Room at 501 SE Hawthorne is easily accessed by public transportation, TriMet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, and the Portland Streetcar.

MetroEast Community Media records these programs for rebroadcast and online streaming from www.lwvpdx.org. We thank the Multnomah Bar Foundation and the Carol and Velma Saling Foundation for their grants to pay for these recordings.

The League of Women Voters Civic Education programs are free and open to the public. Programs are designed to inform our community about relevant issues. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS DISCUSSION.

RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND SCHEDULE OF FUTURE PROGRAMS

Click here to view recordings of earlier civic education panel discussions, with links to shorter “highlights” videos from those programs. The same page also shows the public events planned for 2019.