We needed 5,766 valid Deschutes County voter signatures - we have that and 299 more. On June 27th we are turning in the sheets then, the County Clerk's office has up to 10 workdays to let us know if more signatures are needed due to duplicate signatures or other errors. If you are a Deschutes County voter & have not signed this petition, help us get to 110% plus, soon - deadline August 10th!

At Drake Park in Bend, on October 18, 2021: from left to right in above photo, retired Tillamook County Commissioner Mark Labhart, past Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney and Deschutes County Commissioner Phil Chang presented positions and fielded questions in an informational forum on the citizens' initiative petition to Make the Deschutes County Commissioner seats and elections nonpartisan. A Nonpartisan County Commissioners (NCC) Committee member moderated. Watch full event video.

Where to Sign

In Bend

Wednesdays, 2 - 4pm
near Farmers' Market,
behind Tower Theater

First Fridays, 1 - 5pm
Wall and Bond Streets

If you can arrange a signing event, we will supply it: circulators, tabling, signature sheets & information.

contact us

In Sisters

Sundays, 11 to 2pm
Sisters' Farmers' Market
Fir Street Park

Fourth Fridays, 1 - 4pm
Cascade and Hood Streets


6,153 signatures logged
as of 06/27/22

Supporting Information

On 1/13/22, the County Clerk's office, found an error in our favor. NCC had the wrong base count of number of voters voting in the 2018 election for Governor of our state to apply the 6% that would give us the valid signature count to collect. Our goal was thus corrected from 6,721 to 5,766.

As of 6/25/2022: We are collecting signatures to cover possible signing errors the county may determine as additional signatures needed.

Contact us for questions, to sign the petition and/or to help. Thank you!