On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, the Auditor received a prospective petition from David Gwyther to file for the office of Commissioner, Position No. 1 by nominating petition for the May 2012 Primary Election. The Elections Division approved the petition for circulation.
As an alternative method of filing as a candidate by declaration and filing fee, a candidate may file a nominating petition. A nominating petition shall contain no fewer than 100 original signatures of electors registered in the City of Portland.