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.

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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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Nonpartisan Election Forums!

Watch these debates including both candidates for each office and pro & con speakers for each measure

October 2, 7 – 9 pm

Portland Commissioner Position3, JoAnn A Hardesty vs. Loretta Smith

 

 

also October 2:

  • Ballot Measure 103,  prohibiting taxes/fees  for “groceries”
  • Ballot Measure 26-201, Portland’s retailer surcharge for clean energy projects.

October 9, 7 – 9 pm

  • Multnomah County Auditor,  Scott Learn vs. Jennifer McGuirk – in partnership with the City Club of Portland

also October 9:

  • Measure 105,  repealing the law limiting state and local  enforcement of federal immigration laws
  • Measure 26-199, Metro affordable housing bonds
  • Measure 102, allowing local bonds for financing affordable housing with nongovernmental entities

Both evenings will start at 7 pm in the Multnomah County Boardroom, to the right off the lobby of 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

You won’t want to miss watching these informative forums live in person or via the YouTube recordings on our website.  Understand the issues & candidates.

October: Voter Service Forum

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Monday, October 10, 7-9PM (doors open at 6:30)
Multnomah County Building Board Room
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

LWV of Portland will host debates on three local ballot measures.  We will hear what advocates on both sides are saying about these measures. Our co-sponsors are NAACP and The Links. The forum will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media for rebroadcast and online streaming.  Watch here for rebroadcast schedule and online streaming availability.

Portland Affordable Housing Bond (26-179)
Multnomah County Appointed Sheriff (26-183)
Multnomah County Campaign Finance Reforms (26-184)

 

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Free and Open to the Public

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LWVPDX Supports Portland’s Affordable Housing Bond

Urges Members to Aid the Effort

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Portland City Council unanimously voted to refer a $258.4 million affordable housing bond measure to Portland voters in November. The League of Women Voters of Portland supports the measure and urges members to make every effort to help pass it.

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