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.
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!
To view PDF copies of the League of Women Voters 2018 nonpartisan Primary Election voters’ guides, click on MULTNOMAH COUNTY VOTERS’ GUIDE and LWV of Oregon Voters’ Guide . Printed copies of these voters’ guides are now available at the Multnomah County Elections Office, all Multnomah County libraries, Portland Community College libraries, Mt. Hood PCC, Portland State University Library, Warner Pacific College Library, New Seasons Markets, Loaves and Fishes (Meals on Wheels) sites, and many other places.
Together, the Multnomah County and Oregon LWV Guides include information on all the candidates and ballot measures that will be on ballots for Multnomah County voters. Both printed guides are also available in Spanish or click on the names for PDF copies. GUIA DEL VOLANTE EL CONDADA DE MULTNOMAH, GUIA DEL VOTANTE OREGON
You can find only the information that will be on your own ballot by entering your address on vote411.org.
You can watch all the the candidate forums by clicking here.
Get to know the candidates by listening to what they have to say!
View online recordings of the LWV of Portland election forums for candidates in the May 15 Primary Election. See the candidates and compare what they have to say. Be informed when you vote!
These Candidate Forums, co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty, were held at the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Below is list of the forums.
- April 10 Forums – Four groups of candidates. Watch the videos of these forums by clicking on the links below.
- Metro President (Note that candidate Michael Langley accepted our invitation, but did not come. Therefore this video shows only candidate Lynn Peterson.)
- Multnomah County Auditor + Multnomah County Auditor, opening and closing statements only
- Multnomah County Chair + Multnomah County Chair, opening and closing statements only
- Multnomah County Commissioner District 2 + Multnomah County Commissioner District 2, opening and closing statements only
- April 24 Forums – Three panels of candidates. Watch the videos by clicking the links below.
- Portland Commissioner Position 2 + Portland Commissioner Position 2, opening and closing statements only
- Portland Commissioner Position 3 + Portland Commissioner Position 3, opening and closing statements only
- Metro Councilor District 2 and Metro Councilor District 4 + Metro Councilor Districts 2 & 4, opening and closing statements only
Sponsors: Multnomah Bar Foundation, MetroEast Community Media, Paloma Clothing, LWV of Portland Education Fund and Sara Frewing Fund.
Watch interviews of candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Governor, Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Oregon State Senate and Oregon State House of Representatives. Candidates’ party affiliations are indicated with (R) Republican, (D) Democrat, (I) Independent, and (N) Nonpartisan.
The interviews were recorded by MetroEast Community Media and Tualatin Valley Community Television (TVCTV). We thank the League of Women Voters of Clackamas County for their help in producing these Video Voters’ Guide interviews. If you live in Washington County or Clackamas County, check out other TVCTV recordings of candidate interviews here.