Below are quick, easy ways you can help make Oregon’s redistricting process fairer, more transparent and impartial. The League of Women Voters of Oregon is one of nine main supporters of a citizen initiative, “People Not Politicians.” We need more than 150,000 signatures to get this on the November 2020 ballot. And we need to submit them by July 2nd!
How to help:
That’s a short timeframe, but here are easy ways you can help—even with social distancing.
Go to the “People Not Politicians”website to read about Initiative 57 and to print and sign a single-signature petition. Then follow the instructions to mail it in.
Email the link to the “People Not Politicians” website to Oregon friends and family; ask them to download, print, sign and mail in the petition too.
If you would like to gather more signatures, you can ask for a 5- to 10-signature sheet by emailing email@example.com. We’ll probably need some extra help in June. Stay tuned!
Create an independent redistricting commission
Now is our chance to put a nonpartisan commission in charge of redistricting in Oregon. This would prevent gerrymandering. In other words, it will keep future legislators from creating district maps that favor them and their parties. Getting enough signatures to make Initiative 57 into a 2020 Ballot Measure—and then passing that measure—is important to ensuring a fair and impartial redistricting process and protecting voters’ rights. Thank you for your support and help.
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 this website to find balanced nonpartisan information for Oregon’s May 19, 2020 Primary Election. You will find lots of info about the candidates and measures that will be on your ballot.
We have links to the online copies of our print Primary Election Voters’ Guide, both in English and in Spanish. The Voters’ Guide includes candidates’ answers to questions about current issues. In addition, there are balanced explanations of local ballot measures, with pros and cons.
Video Voters’ Guide interviews
We are also excited about our Video Voters’ Guide, which features short interviews with 86 of the candidates who are running for office in Oregon or in various districts within Multnomah County.
Learn about all our resources to help voters, by clicking here.
Be sure to Vote!
Be an informed voter and remember to mail your ballot by Thursday, May 14. (No stamp needed!) Or drop off your ballot at an official drop site by no later than 8 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, May 19.