A major part of the mission of the League of Women Voters is helping voters get good accurate information about election issues and encouraging all citizens to exercise their right to vote. Click the links below to access the information we offer voters.

Recent Elections

The most recent election in Multnomah County was the May 2021 Special Election for school boards and special districts. You can view our resources for voters here

The largest previous Oregon election was the  November 3, 2020 General Election. For that election, we reached approximately 60,000 Multnomah County voters with:


Voting in Oregon

Registering to vote in Oregon




How to submit your ballot with Vote-by-Mail

LWV Voters’ Guides in English and Spanish
Online election information on all the candidates and measures on your ballot. Available in English and Spanish.

VOTE411.ORG: For every election, you can learn about all the candidates and measures on your ballot with our online Voters’ Guide,  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.  Here is the link to the forums for the November 2020 election.



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.  

MetroEast logoOur 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. 

Click below for information about Oregon’s major and minor political parties

Political Parties in Oregon