A 'yes' vote in January will secure an assessment of hospitals and insurers, providing coverage for low-income Oregonians.

The League of Women Voters of Washington County will offer an informational town hall on Ballot Measure 101, which goes to voters in January.Special election in January 2018.

The 2017 Legislature voted to expand a fund for health care for low-income Oregonians through temporary assessments on insurers and some hospitals. Opponents gathered enough signatures to take the issue to voters in January. A "yes" vote maintains the assessment and federal matching funds. A "no" vote negates it.

Voting deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The league is inviting people to the town hall at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in the Vose Room, Suite 100, Beaverton Community Center, 12350 S.W. Fifth St.

Parking is available in the side parking lot and across the street at the Main Branch of the Beaverton Public Library.

Josie Koehne and Kathleen Hersh, co-chairwomen, will present information on the ballot measure and provide copies of the League for Women Voters Guide.

Some Important dates for this Oregon Special Election:

• Wednesday, Dec. 27: Voters Pamphlet mailed by the Secretary of State's office.

• Tuesday, Jan. 2: Voter Registration deadline.

• Wednesday, Jan. 3: Ballots Mailed.

• Tuesday, Jan: 23: Special election day

A League of Women Voters of Washington County speaker on Ballot Measure 101 can be scheduled by sending a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The league's online Voters' Guide for Ballot Measure 101 is available at this website.

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