Voter Service and Information / Action

VOTER SERVICE: Live in the moment but 2018 is HERE! By Keli Osborn, Chair

ORESTAR lists 135 filed candidates and here is the race summary:

Five (all) Congressional Districts
BoLI (Bureau of Labor & Industries) Commissioner
13 State Senators races
38 State Representatives races
14 District Attorney races
Judges- 2 Supreme Court, 2 County, 38 Circuit Court


City of Eugene Elections

City of Springfield Elections

Lane County Elections

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 Keli Osborn,


Trained volunteers share well-researched information that neither supports nor opposes any political party, candidate or ballot measure. When  requesting a speaker provide desired date and time, location, size of group and topic(s) of interest. Our ability to fill requests depends on speaker availability.
Topics include: Ballot Measures, Civics, Government


Yes, We Vote

Last year, millions of Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Across Lane County May 15, 2018, local governments will ask voters about a wide range of issues. But here’s the thing: you can’t cast a ballot on any of these measures unless you’re registered to vote. The voter registration deadline for this election is April 24, 2018. Help us get the word out!

Voter registration is just the first step. LWVLC is experimenting with Please Vote signs to encourage people to take the next step: voting. Thanks to Alice Davenport for the suggestion and to Gary Harmon for organizing.

2018 is a big election year. We rely on volunteer power to educate community members about ballot measures and to coordinate candidate forums. As always, we welcome your support. Voter Service meets the 2nd Friday of each month. Call our office for additional information 541-343-7917 or email league@lwvlc.


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.

Oregon’s 2018 Statewide Housing Plan

Oregon’s 2018 Statewide Housing Plan prepared by Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) after research and a listening tour across the state is linked here: 
OHCS will solicit feedback at November and December meetings, including one in Eugene on Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-12 noon, location TBA. Folks also can provide input in an online survey, available at the same link.
While no surprises in the report, it’s a good compilation of data, problem identification and overarching goals. Translating all of that into action is  dilemma.