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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

Special Election Information - Filling the Vacancy of Commissioner, Pos. No. 2

On Wednesday, January 8, the Portland City Council passed a resolution authorizing a special elections schedule to fill a vacancy in office that occurred upon the death of former Commissioner Nick Fish. The election for the remainder of the Commissioner’s term will coincide with the City’s regular May 19, 2020 Primary Election. A run-off election, if necessary, is set for Tuesday, August 11, 2020, should no candidate receive a majority of the vote. 

 Filing period for the Commissioner, Pos. No. 2 Office:

Monday, January 13, 2020 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

To file for the office, review the candidate filing manual for qualifications, filing instructions, and use the updated paperwork. Submit all filing documents to the City Elections Office in person at City Hall: 1221 SW 4th Ave., Rm 130, M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM. 

Besides the filing period, the elections schedule for the special election remains the same as for the Primary Election and is available here

For questions about the special election or other elections procedures, please contact  us by email: or phone: 503-823-3546. 

For questions about public campaign financing for the Special Election, contact the City's New Open and Accountable Elections Program, review the website for important dates, or contact the office directly by email: or by phone: 503-823-4345.