May 21st 2019 election

This year, Washington County is electing representatives to special districts like school boards and fire districts during the May 21st election. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.

Important dates

  • March 21st: Deadline to file to run for a seat. Click here for a list of positions and here for filing instructions.
  • April 30th: Last day to register to vote in this election. Check your registration here.
  • May 21st: Last day to drop off your ballot at a ballot box.

Volunteer needs for candidate forums/debates

  • Follow candidate filings on the Washington County Elections website to see who is running and gather contact info.
  • Help decide which races we want to cover (competitive races, interest level).
  • Select a time and venue that works for all candidates (or as many as possible).
  • Moderate the debate or help recruit a moderator.
  • Research issues and write relevant questions for candidates.
  • Publicity: Media coverage, press releases, posting flyers, sharing on social media
  • Televising or live-streaming the event
  • Volunteer at the event:
    • Moderator
    • Tech support
    • Gather and sort audience questions
    • Sharing on social media during event (live-stream, live-tweet)
    • Set-up and take-down
    • Staff LWV interest table

Volunteer needs for Voters’ Guide for Candidates

  • Follow candidate filings on the Washington County Elections website to see who is running and gather contact info.
  • Select which races to cover (competitive races, interest level).
  • Research issues and write relevant questions.
  • Send questions to candidates and compile responses.
  • Follow up with candidates who have not responded.
  • Format and publish. Publishing may be on-line only depending on fund availability.
  • Publicity: Press releases, distribution (if print), sharing on social media.

Volunteer needs for ballot measure forum/debate

Speakers Bureau Style: A League member explains the ballot measure and presents both the pro and con arguments and takes questions. Requires good research to fairly represent both sides.

Debate Style: A neutral explanation of the ballot measure is followed by speaker(s) for each side.

  • Select a time and venue. If Debate Style, ensure time/venue works for both sides.
  • Find speaker(s) for debate, OR League member volunteers to speak. If a League member is presenting Speakers Bureau Style, volunteers are also needed to research the ballot measure and interview both sides.
  • Publicity: Media coverage, press releases, posting flyers, sharing on social media.
  • Televising or live-streaming the event
  • Volunteer at the event:
    • Moderator (if Debate)
    • Speaker (brief presentation or in-depth, depending on style)
    • Gather and sort audience questions (if Debate)
    • Sharing on social media during the event (live-stream or live-tweet)
    • Set-up and take-down
    • Staff LWV interest table

Volunteer needs for a Voters’ Guide for ballot measures

  • Follow filings and collect contact information
  • Select which ballot measures to research/present (interest level)
  • Research ballot measures (both sides) and write guide
  • Format and publish. Publishing may be on-line only depending on fund availability.
  • Publicity: Press releases, distribution (if print), sharing on social media.

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