November 3, 2020 General Election Information

Important dates for this election:

  • September 18 – Military/overseas ballots mailed.
  • September 21 – Absentee ballots available in Elections office.
  • October 5 – Out of state ballots mailed.
  • 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. Learn more and register to vote 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

The League of Women Voters of Portland offers

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Nonpartisan info on state and local candidates and measures on your ballot
  • nonpartisan candidate and ballot measure information on
  • an online and printed Voters’ Guide in English and Spanish
  • recorded voter forums
  • a video voters’ guide

MetroEast logoWe 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.

Check back at the end of September, when we will post most of these videos and online copies of our Voters’ Guide and Guia del Votante.

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.