Civic engagement

Learn about your right to vote — consider civic engagement, how it works, and who gets to participate.

Local Residential Internet Survey

Jackson and Josephine Counties are evaluating high-speed Internet to understand availability, service options, and connectivity strength. Residents are invited to provide information about high-speed Internet access at your home that will be used to identify current and future needs. The survey is open through January 31, 2022.

All responses are anonymous and confidential. If possible, participants should use a device connected to a home internet connection through WiFi or Ethernet, not a cellular connection (4G/LTE/5G), to take the survey.

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City government

There are two incorporated areas in Josephine County — the City of Grants Pass and the City of Cave Junction. Both municipalities have a council-manager form of government. Elected by residents, the mayor and councilors volunteer their time to serve our community.

County government

The Josephine County Board of Commissioners is the governing body of the county empowered to adopt ordinances, establish programs, levy taxes, appropriate funds, make appointments, and zone property in the unincorporated area. The three members of the board are elected on a non-partisan basis to serve four-year terms.

With the exception of holidays and other planned recesses, the Board of Commissioners convenes the first, third, and fourth Wednesdays at 9:00 am and the second Wednesday at 5:30 pm  at 600 NW 6th Street in Grants Pass. The meetings are open to the public.

Josephine County Board of Commissioners
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Past meeting minutes
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Josephine County Clerk
Learn more about local elections
Josephine County official ballot drop sites
View list of official ballot drop locations

We the Unhoused podcast

We The Unhoused is a podcast that lifts the voices and struggles of the unhoused in LA and beyond. Host Theo Henderson is currently unhoused and resides in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

National resources

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

The Standing Committee on Election Law develops ways to improve the electoral process to permit the least restrictive access to the ballot box.

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

Learn how to exercise your voting rights, access disability-related accommodations, and find language assistance at the polls.

ELECTION SECURITY

To protect the integrity of Oregon’s elections and other systems, multiple layers of defense controls are used to prevent cybercriminals from gaining access.

USA.GOV

Learn about voting rights laws, constitutional amendments, voter fraud, voter suppression, and more.