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2024 November General Election | Petitions and Measures

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On this page, you will find petitions and measures intended for 2024 General Election on November 5, 2024.
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For information on deadlines, signature requirements, and how to submit a petition for a referendum, initiative, or recall, visit "File Petitions to Place Measures on the Ballot."

For a list of past initiatives and measures visit
Historic Petitions and Measures for the City of Portland


Qualified City Charter Commission Measures - 2024 November General Election

Current Status: Referred to County Elections Division

Most Recent Update: Referred to County Elections Division (July 17, 2024); measures received measure numbers

History:

  • December 3, 2022: Portland Charter Commission approved by supermajority vote to send proposed Charter amendments to the November 5, 2024 General Election ballot.
  • December 22, 2022: Portland Charter Commission submitted notification and text of five proposed measures for the November 2024 General Election to the Auditor's Office.
  • January 19, 2023: Portland Charter Commission presented proposed Charter amendments to City Council.
  • January 27, 2023: City Attorney's Office filed draft ballot title with City Elections Office for Measure 26-249, Measure 26-250, Measure 26-252, and Measure 26-253. Portland electors dissatisfied with the ballot title language were able to file a legal challenge in Multnomah County Circuit Court through 5:00 p.m. February 7, 2023.
  • January 30, 2023: City Attorney's Office filed draft ballot title with City Elections Office for Measure 26-251. Portland electors dissatisfied with the ballot title language were able to file a legal challenge in Multnomah County Circuit Court through 5:00 p.m. February 8, 2023.
  • July 17, 2024: City Elections Office referred all five Charter Commission measures to County Elections Division. Measures were numbered and listed on the Multnomah County Election Division website. 


Measure 26-249 - Amends Charter: Deletes outdated, redundant requirements to approve utility franchises.


Measure 26-250 - Amends Charter: Adds Independent Portland Elections Commission.


Measure 26-251 - Amends Charter: Updates authority to manage parks, sewers and stormwaters.


Measure 26-252 - Amends Charter: Deletes vague, archaic and inconsistent language.


Measure 26-253 - Amends Charter: Removes citywide vote requirement for mandatory building weatherization.


Initiative Petitions - 2024 November General Election

No City initiative petitions have qualified for the November 2024 General Election ballot. The following listed initiative petitions are void or withdrawn. 
 

PDX24OL-03- Amends Charter: Changes authority, membership and budget for community police oversight board. (Void)

Prospective Petition Filed: February 20, 2024
Intended Election Date: November 5, 2024
Chief Petitioner: 

  • William B. Aitchison, 1628 NW 32nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97210

Current Status: Void

Most Recent Update: Void due to not submitting signatures by the July 5, 2024 deadline. 

History:

  • February 20, 2024: Prospective initiative petition filed. Constitutional review period began (determination must be completed within 5 business days, or by February 27). 
  • February 23, 2024: Constitutional review completed and chief petitioners notified of determination. 
    • Prospective initiative petition determined to meet requirements of Article IV, Section 1(2)(D) and (5) of the Oregon Constitution.
    • Electors may challenge the constitutionality determination by filing in circuit court within 7 business days of the City Attorney filing the ballot title with the City Elections Office.
  • February 23, 2024: Ballot Title request was sent to the City Attorney's Office (The Ballot Title must be filed with the Elections Officer within 5 business days, or March 1, 2024).
  • March 1, 2024: City Attorney's Office filed the ballot title with the Elections Officer. Portland electors dissatisfied with the ballot title language may file a legal challenge in Multnomah County Circuit Court through March 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
  • July 5, 2024: Voided due to failure to submit signatures by deadline

Court Challenges:

  • March 12, 2024: Ballot title challenge filed by ACLU on behalf of Petitioner Leroy Haynes Jr.
  • March 12, 2024: Ballot title challenge filed by Chief Petitioner William B. Aitchison.
  • April 26, 2024: Challenge filed by Leroy Haynes Jr. (Case # 24CV12434) will be heard by Judge von Ter Stegge at 11:00am in Central Courthouse Courtroom 16C. Check the Circuit Court calendar here for details.
  • April 26, 2024: Challenge filed by William B. Aitchison (Case # 24CV12294) will be heard by Judge von Ter Stegge at 11:00am in Central Courthouse Courtroom 16C. Check the Circuit Court calendar here for details.
  • May 23, 2024:  Opinion and Order revising ballot title issued by Judge Katherine von Ter Stegge.

Ballot Title Challenge Relevant Documents:

PDX 24OL-03 Relevant Documents:

PDX23OL-03 – City of Portland Participatory Budgeting (Withdrawn)

Prospective Petition Filed: November 21, 2023
Intended Election Date: November 5, 2024
Chief Petitioners: 

  • Jim Labbe, 6025 N. Vancouver Ave. Unit B, Portland, OR 97217
  • Danny Cage, 8531 NE Knott St. Unit B, Portland, OR 97220
  • Elona Wilson, 1505 SW Pendleton St., Portland, OR 97239

Current Status: Withdrawn

Most Recent Update: Initiative petition withdrawn (June 3, 2024)

History:

  • November 21, 2023: Prospective initiative petition filed. Constitutional review period began (determination must be completed within 5 business days, or by November 30, 2023).
  • November 30, 2023: Constitutional review completed; chief petitioners notified of determination on December 1, 2023. Prospective initiative petition determined to meet the requirements of Article IV, Section 1(2)(D) and (5) of the Oregon Constitution.
  • December 1, 2023: Ballot Title request was sent to the City Attorney's Office (The Ballot Title must be filed with the Elections Officer within 5 business days, or December 8, 2023).
  • December 8, 2023: City Attorney's Office filed the ballot title with the Elections Officer. Portland electors dissatisfied with the ballot title language may file a legal challenge in Multnomah County Circuit Court through December 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22, 2023: Prospective initiative petition cover sheet and signature sheets approved for circulation (signature gathering). 
  • January 4, 2024: E-signature sheet approved for circulation (signature gathering).
  • June 3, 2024: Initiative petition withdrawn. 
PDX23OL-03 Relevant Documents:


PDX24OL-02  Amends Charter: Increases police patrol officers, detoxification centers, street response services

Prospective Petition Filed: February 7, 2024
Intended Election Date: November 5, 2024
Chief Petitioner: 

  • William B. Aitchison, 1628 NW 32nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97210

Current Status: Unconstitutional

Most Recent Update: Judge Katherine von Ter Stegge ruled Initiative Petition PDX24OL-2 was unconstitutional (May 9, 2024)

History:

  • February 7, 2024: Prospective initiative petition filed. Constitutional review period began (determination must be completed within 5 business days, or by February 14). 
  • February 14, 2024: Constitutional review completed; chief petitioners notified of determination on February 15, 2024. 
    • Prospective initiative petition determined to meetrequirements of Article IV, Section 1(2)(D) and (5) of the Oregon Constitution.
    • Electors may challenge the constitutionality determination by filing in circuit court within 7 business days of the City Attorney filing the ballot title with the City Elections Office.
  • February 15, 2024: Ballot Title request was sent to the City Attorney's Office (The Ballot Title must be filed with the Elections Officer within 5 business days, or February 23, 2024).
  • February 23, 2024: City Attorney's Office filed the ballot title with the Elections Officer. Portland electors dissatisfied with the ballot title language may file a legal challenge in Multnomah County Circuit Court through March 5, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Court Challenges:

  • March 5, 2024: Constitutionality determination challenge filed by ACLU on behalf of Petitioner Joy Alise Davis. Ballot title challenge also filed by ACLU on behalf of Petitioner Jacqueline Yerby.
  • April 26, 2024: Challenge filed by Joy Alise Davis (Case # 224CV11288) will be heard by Judge von Ter Stegge at 11:00am in Central Courthouse Courtroom 16C. Check the Circuit Court calendar here for details.
  • April 26, 2024: Challenge filed by Jacqueline Yerby (Case # 24CV11268) will be heard by Judge von Ter Stegge at 11:00am in Central Courthouse Courtroom 16C. Check the Circuit Court calendar here for details.
  • May 9, 2024: Judge Katherine von Ter Stegge ruled Initiative Petition PDX24OL-2 was unconstitutional.
PDX24OL-02 Court Challenge Documents
PDX24OL-02 Relevant Documents:

PDX24OL-01  Strengthening Recruitment, Retention, Training, and Accountability for the Portland Police Bureau (Withdrawn)

Prospective Petition Filed: February 7, 2024
Intended Election Date: November 5, 2024
Chief Petitioner: 

  • William B. Aitchison, 1628 NW 32nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97210

Current Status: Withdrawn. 

Most Recent Update: Prospective initiative petition withdrawn (February 23, 2024)

History:

  • February 7, 2024: Prospective initiative petition filed. Constitutional review period began (determination must be completed and chief petitioner notified of determination outcome within 5 business days, or by February 14).
  • February 14, 2024: Constitutional review completed; chief petitioners notified of determination on February 15, 2024.
    • Prospective initiative petition determined to not meet requirements of Article IV, Section 1(2)(D) and (5) of the Oregon Constitution.
    • Electors may challenge the constitutionality determination by filing in circuit court within 7 business days of written determination issuance, or by February 27, 2024.
  • February 23, 2024: Prospective initiative petition withdrawn. 
PDX23OL-01 Relevant Documents:


PDX23OL-02 – Participatory Budgeting for Portland (Withdrawn)

Prospective Petition Filed: November 16, 2023
Intended Election Date: November 5, 2024
Chief Petitioners: 

  • Jim Labbe, 6025 N. Vancouver Ave. Unit B, Portland, OR 97217
  • Danny Cage, 8531 NE Knott St. Unit B, Portland, OR 97220
  • Elona Wilson, 1505 SW Pendleton St., Portland, OR 97239

Current Status: Withdrawn. 

Most recent update: Prospective initiative petition withdrawn (November 21, 2023)

History:

  • November 16, 2023: Prospective initiative petition filed. Constitutional review period began (determination must be completed within 5 business days, or November 27, 2023).
  • November 21, 2023: Prospective initiative petition withdrawn.
PDX 23OL-02 Relevant Documents:


PDX23OL-01 – Portland Participatory Budgeting (Withdrawn)

Prospective Petition Filed: July 27, 2023
Intended Election Date: November 5, 2024
Chief Petitioners:

  • Jim Labbe, 6025 N. Vancouver Ave. Unit B, Portland, OR 97217
  • Danny Cage, 8531 NE Knott St. Unit B, Portland, OR 97220
  • Elona Wilson, 1505 SW Pendleton St., Portland, OR 97239

Current Status: Withdrawn. 

Most recent update: Prospective initiative petition withdrawn (December 21, 2023)

History:

  • July 27, 2023: Prospective initiative petition filed. Constitutional review period began (determination must be completed within 5 business days, or August 3, 2023).
  • August 3, 2023: Constitutional review completed, and chief petitioner notified of determination. Prospective initiative petition determined to meet the requirements of Article IV, Section 1(2)(D) and (5) of the Oregon Constitution.
  • August 3, 2023: Ballot Title request was sent to the City Attorney's Office (The Ballot Title must be filed with the Elections Officer within 5 business days, or August 10, 2023).
  • August 10, 2023: City Attorney's Office filed the ballot title with the Elections Officer. Portland electors dissatisfied with the ballot title language may file a legal challenge in Multnomah County Circuit Court through August 21, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
  • October 17, 2023: Prospective initiative petition cover sheet and signature sheets approved for circulation (signature gathering). 
  • December 21, 2023: Initiative petition withdrawn.
PDX23OL-01 Relevant Documents:


 

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