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LWV Deschutes County
PO Box 1783
Bend, Oregon 97709
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Why It Matters

The leaders we elect make decisions that affect our daily lives. Elections are our chance to stand up for what matters most to us and to have an impact on the issues that affect us, our communities, our families and our future. 

What We Are Doing

Vote411 Voter Education

LWVOR lists all Oregon ballot measures online in Vote411.  We invite all Oregon candidates with publicly filed email addresses to submit their information. Our Voters Guide for state measures and state-level candidates is online, in English and Spanish, in Large Print, and in a studio recorded audio version. Recordings are sent for CD and Braille Voters Guides for registered clients of the State Library Talking Books and Braille Services (TBABS). Voters Guides are available in print and posted to be compatible with automated screen-readers. Downloads: OR Statewide Voters' Guide 2024 Primary Election or OR Elecciones Primarias 21 de Mai de 2024 - Espanol

My Vote

How do I register to vote? Who is on the ballot? When is the next election? What district do I live in? Where is the nearest ballot box? All these questions and more can be answered on the My Vote page. 

They Represent You (TRY)

As a community service project, we publish a pamphlet of federal, state, and local elected and appointed officials.

Think Before You Ink!
Your signature is as important as your vote! You might be seeing people with clipboards asking for your signature to help put a measure on the ballot. The League of Women Voters of Oregon's Think Before You Ink! brochure is available upon request. (English and Spanish)

Petitions & Signatures
Registered voters can shape Oregon's laws by signing petitions that matter. Signing a petition isn't just a signature - it's a chance to influence change. Make your signature count, choose wisely!

Candidate Forums

Each election cycle, we sponsor candidate and ballot measure forums for local and state races and issues.  All candidates are invited to participate in these publicly held events. Our goal is to educate voters, stimulate interest and election participation, to expand audiences including younger voters, and to get a sense of candidates as individuals. 

Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

You will see us around the county at libraries, farmers markets, and other public places helping residents to register to vote or update their voter information so they will be ready for the next election.   

Youth Services

LWVDC is very active with younger voters.  We offer free membership in the League of Women Voters to young residents.

Y-Essay Student Essay Contest

This annual essay contest is for high school seniors in Deschutes County.  The contest topic is WHY VOTE? Entries are judged and winners each receive $500 awards. Our fundraising goal is $5,000 to award up to 10 winners. Donate today!