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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

Number of Candidates on the Ballot (1936 - Present)

Portland City Council races have been known to attract a large number of candidates.  What follows is a survey of the top candidate counts in City races since 1936.
 
23 Candidates - 2012 Primary Election for Mayor
 
23 Candidates - 2004 Primary Election for Mayor
 
19 Candidates - 1984 Special Election for Position 4
 
18 Candidates - 1940 Special Election for Position 2
 
18 Candidates - 1958 Primary Election for Position 2
 
18 Candidates - 1981 Special Election for Position 3
 
17 Candidates - 2000 Primary Election for Mayor
 
16 Candidates - 1974 Primary Election for Position 4
 
16 Candidates - 1996 Special Election for Position 2
 
16 Candidates - 2002 Special Election for Position 4
 
14 Candidates - 1970 Primary Election for Position 2
 
14 Candidates - 1992 Primary Election for Mayor
12 Candidates - 2008 Primary Election for Mayor
 
11 Candidates - 1956 Primary Election for Position 4
 
11 Candidates - 1960 Primary Election for Position 1
 
11 Candidates - 1996 Primary Election for Position 3
 
11 Candidates - 1986 Primary Election for Position 2

List of candidates and election results

 
11 Candidates - 1988 Primary Election for Mayor
 
10 Candidates - 1956 Primary Election for Mayor