A major part of the mission of the League of Women Voters is helping voters get good accurate nonpartisan information about election issues.We are also committed to encouraging all citizens to vote and to protecting voting rights. Click the links below to see the information we are offering for upcoming elections or have offered voters in recent election.
The most recent elections in Multnomah County were the small November 2021 Special Election in Fairview and the May 2021 Special Election for school boards and special districts throughout the county.
The largest previous Oregon election was the November 3, 2020 General Election. For that election, we reached approximately 60,000 Multnomah County voters with:
- printed and online Multnomah County voters’ guides in English and Spanish
- recorded videos of voter forums
- a video voters’ guide with candidate interviews and
- complete voting information on our VOTE411.org website.
- Beginning in 2022, we will also offer podcasts of candidate interviews and forums.
Voting in Oregon
LWV Voters’ Guides in English and Spanish
VOTE411.ORG: For nearly all Multnomah Co. elections, you also can learn about the candidates and measures on your ballot with our online Voters’ Guide, Vote411.org. It has everything that’s in our printed voters’ guides, including candidates’ answers to questions and ballot measures explanations. There are also links to videos of debates, forums and interviews with candidates.
If you need help with this website, click Vote411 Instructions.
LWV Voters’ Guides are published and/or online before every Portland, Multnomah County and Oregon election. You can find printed copies of our Primary and General Election Voters’ Guide at the Multnomah County Elections offices, at 1040 SE Morrison in Portland and at the Gresham Voting Center Express (inside Multnomah County East Bldg.), 600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR.
LWV Election Videos
For many local and state elections, we offer videos of Election Forums with candidate debates, as well as ballot measure explanations, pros and cons. Links to the recordings of the five forums for the 2022 Primary Election are at the bottom of the page on the May 17, 2022 Primary Election page.
Especially for Primary and General Elections, we also offer a Video Voters’ Guide, which has videos of interviews with many of the candidates for state and local offices.
Our recordings of the forums and candidate interviews are produced with the help of MetroEast Community Media. They are available for online streaming from our YouTube account and also cablecast by MetroEast on Comcast channels 29 and 329 and Frontier channel 27.