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Digital Voting Guide

Letter to the Editor

The League of Women Voters of Lane County (LWVLC) wants to help you prepare for the primary election coming soon on May 21st. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that is dedicated to helping voters become informed about and actively participate in government.

The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. However, the League does advocate for important social policy issues but only after rigorous study and a consensus building review by members.

The League of Women Voters produces a digital voting guide called Vote411 ( Vote411 offers “one-stop shopping” for both candidates and issues on your ballot. Enter your address and a customized set of information relevant to your location is created. All candidates have been asked to respond to questions from the League; names and associated statements, if provided, for those running in the election will be listed. There is an exception in closed primary states, like Oregon. If you are not registered with a political party (referred to as unaffiliated) then you will not be able to participate in any of the partisan primary elections and will not receive information for those races.

Vote411 also has explanations of ballot measures, including the background of the measure, predicted cost, and statements by supporters and opponents. Candidate and ballot measure information will become available after April 15

You can register to vote online through Vote411, MyVote Oregon or with Lane County Elections. Register or re-register to vote before the April 30 at midnight deadline. You will need to re-register if you have changed your address or wish to change your political party affiliation that would allow you to vote in a primary.

Of particular interest to voters in McKenzie River area is ballot measure 20-356, which is a renewal and increase in the levy to fund McKenzie Fire and Rescue District at the current levels rather than to rely on receiving some of the support through grant funding which is less certain.

League of Women Voters



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