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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

Deadline March 6 to file for City offices

The May Primary Election is almost upon us, at least in terms of filing deadlines . March 6, 2018 is the deadline to file as a candidate for the City’s May 15, 2018 Primary Election ballot.

So who’s up for election? Commissioner Numbers 2 and 3 and the Auditor positions will appear on the ballot. Since September, 10 candidates have successfully filed for office. 

City Elections work in two parts with the second part not always being necessary. In the May Primary, all candidates who have filed will appear on the ballot for each position.  Any candidate receiving the majority of votes is elected outright and will take office the following January for a four-year term.  If no individual receives a majority of Portlanders’ votes, the two candidates with the first and second highest number of votes in that race will face-off in November’s General Election.  

Portlanders will also be able to vote “yes” or “no” on a May ballot measure.  Brought by the City Council to voters, Measure 26-197 is a property tax renewal measure and you can read about it here.   

You can find this and more City elections information on the City Elections website.

If you have any questions, contact the City Elections Officer.

The More You Know Section:

Learn about the basic process and requirements to run for office in the City of Portland

Be sure to check and update your voter registration

Local county elections offices have official listings of other candidates and measures on the ballot from around the metro region:

Multnomah County Elections  |   Clackamas County Elections   |   Washington County Elections

Statewide:  View the state elections information and offices on the ballot and who has filed for office

-- City Elections Officer Deborah Scroggin