518-2023

Report

Certify abstract of votes cast, and proclaim Measure 26-240 approved at the Municipal Non-Partisan Special Election held on May 16, 2023

Accepted

Tim Scott, Director of Elections for Multnomah County, has filed in the Office of the City Auditor the abstract of votes cast at the Municipal Non-Partisan Special Election held in the City of Portland on May 16, 2023. One measure, qualifying for the ballot by City Council referral, was approved as follows:

Measure 26-240

Ballot title caption: Renew Portland Children's Levy investment for five years.

Vote

Multnomah

Clackamas

Washington

Total

%

Yes

97,748

126

110

97,984

70.96%

No

39,971

60

73

40,104

29.04%

TOTAL

137,719

186

183

138,088

100.00%

Additional Notes

According to data available from all three counties at the time of certification, the total number of registered voters in the City of Portland on May 16, 2023 was as follows:

Registered Voters as of May 16, 2023

Multnomah

Clackamas

Washington

Total

451,558 (-8,120)

591 (-29)

1,076 (+3)

453,225 (-8,236)

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

City Code 2.04.160 requires the City Elections Officer to proclaim to City Council the candidates nominated, elected, and any measures approved at each City election. This report provides the official results of the Municipal Nonpartisan Special Election held May 16, 2023 in the City of Portland. Report data is generated from certified abstracts of votes from Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties.

Note: Related to this item, there is one separate mayoral proclamation on the consent agenda for June 28, 2023 proclaiming the passage of Measure 26-240, as required by City Code Section 2.04.160.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

There will be an item in the Fall BMP to cover costs related to this special election. In alignment with administrative rule (ADM 2.01) regarding special elections payment, General Funds will be sought to cover these costs for the City. Multnomah County Elections Office has communicated costs to be approximately $110,000. A final invoice will be sent to the City by July 15, 2023.

Additional background: Portland City Council authorized this special election through Resolution No. 37610. As opposed to regular elections held biennially throughout the City and state in May and November, special elections held outside these dates incur costs for the specific jurisdiction(s) responsible for calling the election. These costs are shared across the ballot among jurisdictions depending on registered voter count and number of items appearing for voters. For this special election, there were multiple jurisdictions with items on the ballot and therefore the cost of the election will be shared by those jurisdictions.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

Except for the election itself, election results typically have no public involvement component. The results, along with the abstract of votes, will be posted on the City Elections Office website.

100% Renewable Goal

Not applicable.

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

No fiscal impact. This action certifies results from the May 16, 2023 Municipal Non-Partisan Special Election. 

Document History

Item 518 Regular Agenda in June 21, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council

Accepted

Motion to accept the report: Moved by Ryan and seconded by Rubio.
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by

Requested Agenda Type

Regular

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Time Requested
10 minutes