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2.08.050 Qualifications of Candidates.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 177200, effective February 21, 2003.)

A. Eligible electors filing for city offices shall meet the qualifications for elected officials described in Charter Section 2-202. The candidate shall be a citizen of the United States and of the State of Oregon, and a registered voter in the City of Portland who shall have been a resident of the City of Portland or of an area which has become part of the City prior to filing the declaration of candidacy or petition for nomination, for a period of not less than one year immediately preceding the nominating election.

B. In addition to the requirements of Section 2.08.050 A., candidates for Auditor must at the time of filing a declaration of candidacy or a nominating petition, be a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified Management Accountant and remain certified as such throughout the term of office, if elected.

C. The City Elections Officer shall reject the filing for candidacy if the City Elections Officer finds that a candidate is not a registered voter in the City of Portland, would otherwise be unable to qualify as an officer if elected, or if the filing is not in compliance with the law or the requirements of this Chapter in any other way.