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  • Federal Election Commission
    Administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA)
  • Elections Assistance Commission
    The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC), an independent bipartisan agency, is authorized by  the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to serve as "...a national clearinghouse and resource for the comparison of information" on various matters involving the administration of Federal elections.
  • Federal Voting Assistance Program
    Voting help for uniformed service members, their families and citizens living outside the U.S.


Other Counties


Each city/elections clerk is responsible for city candidate filings, city measures and city candidate recalls. Once a city has certified official candidate/measure list for an election, candidate voters' pamphlet statements and/or measure arguments may be filed with County Elections for County Voters' Pamphlet.

Education Links

  • Project Vote Smart 
    Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a citizens' organization dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate, unbiased information for electoral decision making.
  • Congress.org
    Service of Capitol Advantage and Knowlegis, LLC; private, non-partisan companies that specialize in facilitating civic participation.
  • League of Women Voters
    The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.
  • Portland League of Women Voters
    The League of Women Voters is a multi-issue organization whose mission is to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
  • Election Center
    Nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and improving democracy. Its members are government employees whose profession is to serve in voter registration and elections administration. 

Voter Participation Information