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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

Initiative Signature Deadlines

City Code Section 2.04.090 states that initiative petition signatures are due no later than four months before intended election date. For the 2020 elections cycle, the last date that petition signatures can be filed with the City Elections Office is as follows:

For measures intended for May 19, 2020 Primary Election ballot:

Deadline to file signatures  - January 21, 2020


For measures intended for November 3, 2020 General Election ballot:

Deadline to file signatures - July 6, 2020

Note: When submitting completed petitions, petitioners must submit 100% of the required number of valid signatures.