May 15, 2018 Primary Election

League of Women Voters of Portland Candidate Forums and Other Services for Voters for the May 15, 2018 Oregon Primary Election

Nonpartisan Information to Help You Vote (Internet). Candidate and ballot measure information goes online March 27, 2018. Enter your address to bring up the candidates and measures that will appear on your ballot.

CANDIDATE FORUMS, with Co-Sponsor Interfaith Alliance on Poverty at Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Videos will be available shortly after the forums on the League’s YouTube channel.

  • April 10 (6 to 9 p.m.) – Three panels of candidates in this order (times approximate):
    • Metro President, 6:00 – 6:20 p.m.
    • Multnomah County Auditor , 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Multnomah County Chair & County Commissioner District 2, 7:10 – 9:00 p.m.
  • April 24 (6 to 9 p.m.) – Two panels of candidates in this order (times approximate):
    • Portland Commissioner Positions 2 and 3, 6:00 – 7:25 p.m.
    • Metro Councilor Districts 2 and 4, 7:35 – 9:00 p.m.

Sponsors: Multnomah Bar Foundation, Paloma Clothing, MetroEast Community Media, Multnomah County Government and LWV of Portland’s Education Fund and Sara Frewing Fund.

OREGON AND MULTNOMAH COUNTY VOTERS’ GUIDES (printed in English and Spanish) will be available beginning April 10th at the LWV of Portland office (618 NW Glisan St., Ste. 303), at LWV Candidate Forums, at all branches of the Multnomah County Library, and at many other places. PDF copies are available by clicking on the titles below:


VIDEO VOTERS’ GUIDE recordings of interviews with state legislative candidates running for election in Multnomah County. These video recordings will be online at on the LWV of Portland YouTube channel shortly after April 18.

OTHER ELECTION INFORMATION for the Oregon May 15th Primary Election

  • April 24 is the last day to register to vote.
  • April 27 ballots will be mailed.


Voting in the Oregon May Primary – You may vote for nonpartisan candidates and ballot measures, even if you have not registered for a political party. As a registered voter in Multnomah County, you can vote for nonpartisan city, county and Metro candidates. In order to vote on partisan candidates (such as for Governor, Legislature, Congress), you must be registered with the party of the candidate.

Contact Stephanie Hertzog at for more information.

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