Voter Information

VOTER SERVICE: Empowering Voters

Voter Service is a major League contribution to our communities. League provides nonpartisan voter information for registration, candidates, ballot measures, voting rights and effective ways to influence public policy. Use these sources to learn about about local and state candidates and ballot measures.

All Oregon Voting is “Vote-by-Mail”

Ballots are Mailed to registered voters 2-3 weeks before election days. See Elections Calendar for detailed election date information.

Return your ballot by mailing to Lane County Elections (local address on voting envelope) or place into official drop boxes. They must be received by 8:00pm on election days.

Counting your ballot process

Do you ever wonder about how Lane County’s ballot counting process? Is it safe? Can the counting of ballots be hacked? Watch this short video of the ballot counting process. Then ask yourself why more states don’t do it the Oregon way.  Click on: https://vimeo.com/269755185

Election Dropsites

For information about where to go to drop off your ballot, click DROPSITES.


 

You don’t have to come to Voter Service meetings to help us with the work. Maybe you’d like to help with ballot measure presentations or assist at a forum? Contact Darla McVay, voterservice@lwvlc.org

Think Before You Ink !

You might be seeing people with clip-boards asking for your signature to help put a measure on the ballot. The League of Women Voters of Oregon has put together a handy brochure: Think Before You Ink. You can find it here: BROCHURE

Oregon Motor Voter Law

The new law took effect on January 1, 2016. It is meant to increase voter engagement by allowing voters an easy way to register. After going to the DMV, you will receive a card in the mail that will give you three options.

  1. Do nothing – you will registered as a nonaffiliated voter (not a member of a political party). You would not be allowed to vote in the primaries.
  2. Pick a party – Choose a party of your choice and return the card.
  3. Opt out – Use the card to decline to participate in the voting responsibility.

For frequently asked questions, Click here.

 

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