On August 24, LWVPDX Action Chair Debbie Aiona testified before the Portland City Council on the proposed Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP). She expressed appreciation for the steps being taken to involve the public in the selection of PCCEP members, while also strongly recommending that all PCCEP meetings be open to the public. Read all of her testimony here.
Voter Turnout in Oregon for the 2020 Primary Election was over 46%. Thank you for voting! To find Election Results, click here.
Click the play arrow below to view a video about the ways we are still offering plenty of Primary Election information to Multnomah County voters. Even before the pandemic, we knew that we – and voters like you – were facing a challenge. More than twice as many candidates than usual are running. We offer videos of candidate interviews and a Secretary of State debate, and printed and online voters’ guides, in English and Spanish. To learn more, see our Voters’ Guide page and take a look at our video.
Look on VOTE411.org for answers to questions from the the candidates running in Oregon and in Multnomah County. The VOTE411.org website also has videos about some candidates. Plus there are links to the League’s Video Voters’ Guide interviews with 66 of the candidates. You can also read about the three ballot measures that will be on Multnomah County voters’ ballots. In addition, there’s information about how to register to vote in Oregon and tips for first time voters. Just go to the menu at the top left of the VOTE411 website, select Oregon, and check it out!
Remember in Oregon we vote by mail, and this year the postage is pre-paid. You don’t even need to buy a stamp.
Make sure you are registered!
If you are a first-time voter, make sure you register to vote by Tuesday, April 28. That’s also the deadline for choosing a political party or changing your party, so you can vote in the Primary for candidates running as Republicans or Democrats. To make sure you are registered, you can check your registration on vote411.org.
Make vote411.org your go-to source for nonpartisan election information.
During this COVID-19 emergency, voters should be prepared to avoid voting in person. Fortunately we have Vote-by-Mail in Oregon, so you don’t have to stand in line! Please remember to register early or update your registration as soon as you can. The deadline to register to vote is April 28. For more information about registering to vote in Multnomah County, click here.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the League of Women Voters will be providing online information about candidates and measures via Vote411.org and on this website.
We will produce printed voters’ guides and distribute them widely throughout the county. In addition, we will produce and post online video recordings of candidate interviews for a Video Voters’ Guide. Stay tuned!
View the video of a Panel Discussion of Privacy and Cybersecurity
Now you can view the video of this program to learn about this urgent and timely topic. How can we protect elections? How can you (and businesses you use) protect your personal data?
Click below to view this video:
LWVOR President Becky Gladstone, who was a member of the study committee, will be the featured speaker. She will be joined on the panel by the Director of Multnomah County Elections, Tim Scott, speaking on election security, and Emily Maass, an attorney with expertise on privacy and data protection.
Over the past decade, the public has been alarmed by news of identity theft, cyber attacks on personal accounts, threats to election security, tracking, surveillance, and cyber warfare. The LWV of Oregon study of these issues began in May 2019 and was completed in February. You can read the entire study online by clicking here.
Learn more about these ongoing compelling issues:
- Privacy, cybersecurity, and election security
- Privacy and cybersecurity protections now in effect
- Current legislation: privacy, cybersecurity, and election security and
- “Cyber hygiene,” or privacy and transparency protection
The League of Women Voters of Portland’s Civic Education programs are free and open to the public. MetroEast Community Media records these programs for rebroadcast and online streaming from this website. The Carol & Velma Saling Foundation and the Multnomah Bar Foundation provided funding for the recordings. We design our programs to inform our community about current issues. Please join us for this program and our voter forums in April on the candidates and issues in the Oregon Primary Election.