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Roseburg Council Candidates Video is Up

The video of the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum for Roseburg City Council Wards 2 & 4 is now online. See below. paul-dufour-500191-unsplash

And don’t forget to check your registration to vote! Tomorrow Oct. 16 is the last day to register to vote in Oregon. Register here.

See Vote411.org – this is the League’s online voting information service that covers the whole country.

Also on Tuesday, Oct. 16, we will hold the last candidates’ forum before the Nov. 6 election. Please attend this Candidates’ Fair for Oregon House Districts 2 & 7 and Oregon Senate District 1 candidates.

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Candidate Fair Oct 16

Please attend the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley’s Candidate Fair on —

Tuesday, Oct. 16
7PM to 8:30PM
Holiday Inn Express

375 W Harvard in Roseburg, OR

State legislative candidates Cedric Hayden, Christy Inskip, Megan Salter and Shannon Souza are all invited to this Candidate Fair.

The public is invited to attend, hear the candidates’ ideas for improving our state, and ask pertinent questions in a casual setting.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more Information call 541-672-1914 or 541-672-6982.

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Roseburg City Council Forum Oct. 11

Please attend the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley’s Candidates Forum on Thursday Oct. 11 to be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 375 W. Harvard in Roseburg.flagwaving

Roseburg City Council candidates will be answer questions posed by the moderator and from the audience.

This is an educational forum is that free and open to the public. For more information, email us at lwvuv.info@gmail.com.

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Ballot Measure #101 Forum

Learn about the Ballot Measure #101 at a League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley forum.

The forum will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 2PM to 3PM at the Umpqua Valley Art Center in Roseburg, OR.

imagesThis is a rather complex healthcare measure that could use some explaining and discussion. Therefore, your League will present the facts. There will be time for Q & A. This is an educational forum open to the public. 

The measure’s title is “Approves temporary assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums. (Referendum Order by Petition of the People)”.

Download or view the measure in PDF form here.

Here’s a link to the state League’s Voters’ Guide.

Election Day is Jan. 23. Get your ballot in. The last day to register to is Jan. 2nd. Get Registered! Call the County Clerk’s office for more information –> 541-440-4252.

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Get Your Ballot In!

Election Day is Tues., Nov. 7 — The deadline is 8PM to get your ballot in!

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Drop box Locations

Current Measures — which includes full text by clicking on the Measure No.

Take Part in Democracy! Vote!

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Home Rule Charter vs. General Law County Government

Over 100 people attended a forum last night held by LWV Umpqua Valley at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center. Thank you to all who attended the County Government Options meeting.

Thanks also go to our speakers, Joe Leahy and Bill Van Vactor, who traveled from Eugene to discuss a current ballot measure 10-159 – Changes Douglas County Government to “Home Rule” Under County Charter versus the current form of Douglas County government, general law.

Joe Leahy (on the right) teaches Local Government Law at U of O Law School. Bill-Van-Vactor-Joe-LeahyHe was City Attorney for the City of Springfield and is Legal Counsel for the Springfield Utility Board.

Bill Van Vactor (on the left) was Lane County Legal Counsel for 15 years and then Lane County Administrator for 15 years. Lane County operates under a Home Rule Charter.

Remember to mail in or drop off your ballots by Nov. 7. Be sure to VOTE!

Links Galore!

Home Rule Charter proposal – http://www.co.douglas.or.us/clerk/documents/10-159HomeRule.pdf

Here are a few video links to a bit of last night’s information. Please ‘like’ the videos!

This is a link to the News-Review coverage

Our Facebook page

And here are some photos from last night, 10/17/17, too! Enjoy!

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Vote!

Did you receive your Special Election Official Ballot in the mail? If not, contact your County Clerk.

You should have received your ballot by now. Be sure to turn it in by postal mail, a drop box or walk it in to the County Clerk’s elections’ office by or on May 16, 2017.

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Elections Department
1036 SE Douglas Ave., Room CH124
P.O. Box 10
Roseburg, OR 97470
(541) 440-4252

Links:

Thank you for voting!

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Don’t Forget to Vote for Library District Directors!

There are six Douglas County citizens running for five Library Board positions. Be sure to vote for that part of creating our new library district as well as for Measure 10-145.

All of the candidates listed on your ballot are trustworthy and competent supporters. However, with the five positions and six candidates it is possible that write-in candidates who oppose the measure may be elected to the board. Two such write-in candidates are currently hoping to get on the new library system’s board of directors and both are staunch anti-tax adherents who oppose our measure. We urge you to choose any of the five people whose names are on the ballot, but please be sure to fill in those little ovals.

Find candidate statements at: www.saveourlibraries.org/candidate

See all of the Library Minute posts in our archive – http://saveourlibraries.org/Minute

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League Soup!

League Soup!

Hello Members,

Please join us on December 17 – Tuesday for a light meal: Soup, bread, and dessert. We are Inviting members to tell about any activities outside of League to share. This event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, on Lane Street at 4:00 to 6:00pm. No charge, no need to bring anything.