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New news from Senators Wyden, Merkley and Congressman DeFazio (click here)

Our May newsletter and the Chair's new letter are HOT OFF THE PRESS. (click here)

On the light side. "Oh say can you see, by the dawnzer lee light."  Oregon's own Beverly Cleary, author of Ramona the Pest and so many delightful children's stories, has been honored with a US Senate resolution introduced by Senators Wyden and Merkley.

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May 18

Special Districts Election

Congratulations and thank you to the hundreds of our neighbors who are vying to fill positions on Douglas County’s foundational democratic institutions. These civically engaged citizens hope to be elected to 3 community college Boards of Directors, 3 educational service districts, one public transportation district, 17 school districts, 26 fire districts, 7 water districts, 2 library districts, 4 parks and recreation districts, 2 port districts, one ambulance district, 4 road districts, one hospital district, one cemetery district, and 8 sanitary districts.

From education to fire protection to public health, the effect that these special districts have on our daily lives cannot be overstated.  The candidates have stepped forward.

Now it's your turn

To update your voter information or to check on the status of your ballot, click here.

Ballots go out between April 28 and May 4.

May 11 - Last day for voters to safely return your ballot by mail

May 18 – Ballots due in election office or drop box by 8 P. M.

To find location of your ballot drop box, click here.

For the Douglas County Elections website, click here.

For a list of Democrats on the May 18 Special Districts Election click here

Making it handy for when your ballot arrives, you may also download and print the list.

 

Important Information About Our Upcoming Special District Elections

 

It's Not too Late to Run! - You Can Be a Write-In Candidate

Last Day to Register - Tomorrow, April 27th

Ballots Mailed This Week

Candidates Need Your Help!

 

There are 20 positions here in Douglas County this May that have no candidates. Please consider being a Write-In Candidate if you live in any of the following districts: 

 

Fire: Days Creek, Glendale, Riddle, Scottsburg, Tiller, Winston/Dillard

Road: Bar L Ranch, Joelson

Sanitary: Gardiner, Glide/Idleyld 

Library: Lower Umpqua

School: Reedsport

Parks & Rec: Sutherlin

Water Control: Sutherlin 

Water: Ridgewood

 

These districts are essential to helping create a sustainable community. If you have ever considered serving your community, your chance has arrived. There is still time to be a Write-In Candidate, and our local Democratic Party Candidates Committee can help you! 

 

First thing you need to do is decide whether to run. The ballots are being mailed this week. You need to be ready to have voters you know in your district start writing your name on the ballot and returning them prior to the May 18th deadline. 

 

Last Day to Register to Vote! 

 

Tuesday, April 27th at 11:59pm is the deadline to register for the upcoming election. You can register at the link below or at the County Clerk's Office at the Douglas County Courthouse. 

 

You can change your registration information up to and including Election Day. This can be done online unless the change is a related to your name or party affiliation. 

 

Ballots Mailed This Week

 

Ballots will be mailed out starting Wednesday, April 28th. You should start receiving your ballot starting the end of this week. If you have not gotten your ballot by the end of the week, you can check the status of your ballot online at the link below or by contacting the County Clerk at (541)440-4252. 

 

Candidates Need Your Help! 

 

You local Democratic candidates need your help to get elected. If you have some time to talk to your neighbors about the candidate(s) in your district, our local Neighborhood Leaders Program needs your help! We need the most help within the next week when ballots start to arrive, as well as the week prior to the Election. The Neighborhood Leader Program will provide you with the tools necessary to help support local candidates. Just a few hours can make a world of difference. If you want to learn more about the program, please send an email using the link below. 

 

Thank You, 

 

Kevin Hansberger

Corresponding Secretary

Register to Vote

Check Vote Registration

Neighborhood Leader Program

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Thank you to everyone who made our Earth Day celebration  hugely successful. We envisioned this as a party-building and fundraising celebration, and it has accomplished these goals very well.  We've also raised a great deal of awareness about our activities here in Douglas County. So many people stopped in and expressed the idea that they were unaware that there were a lot of other Democrats here!

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