Voting & Elections

Voting & Elections

Participating in elections is such an important way to make decisions for yourself, your family, and your community.  We all have the opportunity to vote and make our voices heard.   

 2020 Elections in Oregon with Mail-in Ballots & Results

Especially during these extraordinary circumstances with restrictions on public gatherings and our public libraries only open some days, Oregon is most fortunate to have a mail-in ballot system already in place.  See video "A Short Tour" below  for a complete explanation of the process.

Up-to-date 2020 Election results will be available for the state as well as each county after the election on November 3rd and can be viewed here.

 

Oregon's Vote by Mail 2020 -  a short tour!

Carol Ventgen provides a look at Oregon's  mail-in ballot, explains the process, dispells myths, and more...

Video available now on the link above and also on YouTube.

 

US Congressional House of Representatives District 4 Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of Lane County helped the City Club of Eugene and others to organize a Candidate Forum for the  US Congressional House of Representatives District 4 candidates - Peter DeFazio & Alek Skarlatos on Facebook.  The 3rd candidate for the position was not able to attend.  The link to view this event can be found here.  
 
It does not appear that one has to have a Facebook account to view the forum.

 

Information for Displaced Voters in Oregon

Have you been displaced by the numerous wildfires around the state?

Information on how to obtain your ballot so that you can vote is available here at the Oregon Secretary of State's website.

 

LWVCC Shares Links to Candidate Interviews & Debates

During this time of social distancing and restrictions on public gatherings, the LWVCC will again employ different methods to provide impartial information to voters prior to the November general Election.  Instead of live public Candidate Debate forums, the League will offer recorded interviews through Zoom, and video recorded debates (when possible) without an audience. 

These have been scheduled, recorded and are now available for viewing.  Just click on the Debates & Interviews tab in the menu on the left.  Then scroll down and click on the debate you wish to view.  The North Bend Mayor Debate was recorded on Oct. 14 & the OR State Senate Debate & House of Representative Debate were both recorded on Oct. 15.  Interviews with candidates for the Coos Bay and North Bend City Councils are also available as above with each candidate interview having a separate link.

 

Registering to Vote is Important

Are you registered to vote?  Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

Voter registration forms are available at all county public libraries and at the county Courthouse in Coquille.  City Halls and post offices also carry voter registration forms.  A voter registration form can also be found online prior to elections at the Oregon Secretary of State's website.  The deadline for registering to vote in the November election in Oregon is now passed.

  

Vote 411 - Election Info You Need

When elections are held in Oregon there can be 57 races statewide, almost all of them can contain ballot measures, races for candidates and several races for special district boards.  All counties have a link to Vote411.org.  As always, there are many other resources available on Vote411: voter registration links, important dates, as well as where to find ballot drop boxes and more.

Oregon races can now be followed live on the newly redesigned vote411.org.   Or you can use the widget below to look up the  ballot for your area.  Ballots in Coos County were mailed out on the 14th of October.

 

Voter information from the May 2020 primary can still be viewed here:   

   (Conducted after the Stay-at-Home orders from Gov. Brown mandated cancelling traditional Debate Forums.)   
 
Primary Candidates for US House of Representatives, District 4 - interviews.
Primary Candidate for Oregon's House Representative, District  9 - interview
Primary Candidates for Coos County Commissioners - debate for Position # 1.
 

     The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization with a mission to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes any candidate or political party and aims to provide impartial information to voters about candidates' view on issues, and to stimulate interest and participation in the election.

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conducted after the Stay-at-Home orders from Gov. Brown mandated cancelling traditional Candidate Forum.)

Primary Candidates for US House of Representatives, District 4 - interviews.                                             

 

Primary Candidate for Oregon's House Representative, District  9 - interview.  (only one candidate was available) 

Primary Candidates for Coos County Commissioners - debate for Position # 1.

 

 

 

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization with a mission to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes any candidate or political party and aims to provide impartial information to voters about candidates' view on issues, and to stimulate interest and participation in the election.