May 18th, 2021 Special District Election

candidate forum

City Club of Central Oregon and the League of Women Voters of Deschutes County have again partnered to bring you a series of seven candidate forums! These virtual forums are FREE to the public.

We have chosen contested races for Library, School and Park Boards! These forums will be pre-recorded and published on City Club YouTube page. Links to the videos will also be posted right here on the home page next to the listed forums below. The team at Connect Central Oregon will produce the event!

SUBMIT QUESTIONS NOW! In lieu of a live audience, we encourage you to email questions for the candidates one week prior to the event, to or

In the effort to provide more equity, inclusion and reach a broader community we are going to provide English to Spanish translation for the School Board races for Redmond and Bend-LaPine Districts!

Make Democracy work! Become an informed and empowered voter!

  • April 15, 5:30pm: Sisters School District 6, School Board positions 1, 5 Watch now
  • April 22, 5:30pm: Admin. School Dist. 1, Bend-La Pine School Board zones 1,2,4, 7 Watch NowinterpretaciĆ³n al espaƱol
  • April 24, 5:30 pm: Deschutes Public Library District, Library Board zone 3 Watch Now
  • April 27, 5:30pm: Bend Metro Park & Recreation District, Board positions 3,4,5 Watch Now
  • May 3, 5:30pm: Redmond School District 2J, School Board positions 3, 4 Watch
  • May 4, 5:30pm: Redmond School District 2J, School Board positions 1, 2 Watch
  • May 6, 5:30pm: Redmond Area Park & Recreation District, Board positions 1, 2 Watch

Thank you to our May 2021 Special District Election Forum Sponsors!

G5, Miller Lumber, Skjersaa Group, Brooks Resources, Deschutes Public Library, and Louis Capozzi!

First Thursday Luncheons

( First Thursdays will be on hold during restrictions on gatherings, join us virtually in the mean time! ) Once a month (except July and August) The League of Women Voters of Deschutes County hosts a luncheon. League Board members discuss current issues and invite local experts to be our host speakers.

 Watch the recordings here: LWV Deschutes YouTube

Voter Services

Who is on the ballot in the next election?  How to register to vote?

2020 was quite a year! LWV of Deschutes members stepped up to the challenges!

  • voting in the time of covid

LWV register to vote

About LWV

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

The League of Women Voters has two distinct roles.

  • Voters Service/Citizen Education. We present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.
  • Action/Advocacy. We are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

The League of Women Voters of Deschutes County, is a membership organization and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Member dues and donations are all tax deductible!