Important dates for this election:
- October 7 – 10 – Voters’ Pamphlet mailed to all residential households by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.
- October 12 – Gresham Voting Center Express opens.
- OCTOBER 13 – VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE. Voters can check or update their voter registration information after this deadline. Learn more and check or update your registration online here.
- October 14 – Ballots begin to be mailed to voters.
- OCTOBER 27 – Last day to safely return your ballot by mail. After that date voters must use an official drop site.
- NOVEMBER 3 – General Election date (Ballots due by 8:00 p.m.)
League of Women Voters Nonpartisan Information for November 2020
We estimate that we reached about 60,000 voters in Multnomah County for the November 2020 General Election. There were more than 32,000 visitors to this website in the month before the election. In addition, Vote 411.org had more than 38,000 new Multnomah Co. users in the weeks before the election. We also distributed 6,500 printed copies of our 2020 General Election Voters’ Guide.
- Nonpartisan candidate and ballot measure information on VOTE411.org. Information in both English and Spanish for the candidates and measures on your ballot.
- Online and printed copies of our nonpartisan Voters’ Guide in English and Spanish featuring Oregon and Multnomah County candidates and measures. Printed copies were available in early October at Multnomah County Election Offices in Portland and Gresham, as well as eleven Multnomah County New Seasons Grocery Stores and by request from LWV of Portland. (Call 503-228-1675.)
- Haga clic aqui para leer en línea LA GUÍA DEL VOTANTE 2020.
- Listed below is the information that was on our Voters’ Guide page about all the 2020 General Election candidates running in Multnomah County.
Information for the November 3, 2020 General Election
- Online PDF of LWV of Oregon 2020 General Election Voters’ Guide
- Online PDF of LWV of Portland Nov 2020 Multnomah Co. Voters’ Guide
- Click below to view our 2020 election videos on candidates and measures:
- Video Voters’ Forums (Portland Mayor & City Council, Metro District 5, Circuit Court, Oregon Secretary of State; measures on Parks Levy, Portland School Bonds, Police Oversight, Metro Transportation Funding)
- Video Voters’ Guide (Gresham Mayor & City Council, Lake Oswego Mayor & Councilor, Oregon State Representative Districts 36 & 47, U.S. Representative District 3)
- Click here for links to explanations of all the 2020 state and local ballot measures.
- Click here to read about candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. Representative
- Click here to read about candidates for Oregon Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Attorney General
- Click here to read about candidates for Oregon State Senator and Oregon State Representative
- Click here to read about candidates for the Oregon and Multnomah Co. Courts
- Click here to read about candidates for Metro Council and Elected Offices in Multnomah Co. cities
- Click here to find information about candidates for the Multnomah Co. Soil & Water Conservation Districts.
Where to find printed copies of the LWV Voters’ Guide
The League of Women Voters of Portland offered voters both printed and online voters’ guides for the 2020 General Election. They were in both English and Spanish. In early October, printed guides were available at the Multnomah County Elections Office at 1040 SE Morrison St., Portland (map), and at eleven Multnomah County New Seasons Grocery Stores. In addition, from October 12 through November 3, printed copies were at the Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building, 600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR. The same information was online on this website and on VOTE411.org, also in English and Spanish.
- Recorded candidate and measure forums for Portland Mayor, Portland City Council Position 4, Metro Council District 5, and Circuit Court Judge District 4, Position 12. Plus four forums on local ballot measures 26-213, 26-215, 26-217 and 26-218, with pro and con speakers.
A video voters’ guide to candidates running for U.S. Congress, Oregon State Legislature, Gresham Mayor, and Gresham City Council.
We produce our videos of election forums and video voters’ guides with the help of MetroEast Community Media. MetroEast also broadcasts LWVPDX videos on their public access TV channels. These are Comcast channel 29, Comcast HD 329, and Frontier Channel 27.
The election information in our voters’ guides is totally nonpartisan and as unbiased as we can humanly make it. However, as part of our advocacy work, we do take positions on ballot measures. We only take a position if we have carefully studied the issues involved. If you would like to see where we stand on the measures in the 2020 General Election, click here.