|The Candidate Filing Packet is a centralized document for prospective candidates that includes required state and City forms, campaign finance information, and important dates.|
|In lieu of a declaration fee, prospective candidates may file for office via nominating petition. To qualify for the ballot via nominating petition, prospective candidates must collect at least 100 valid signatures from registered voters in the City.|
|The City Initiative Petition Manual includes both state and City-specific requirements for getting an initiative on the ballot. This packet includes required forms, specific instructions, signature requirements, and City Code. It was last updated December 2020.|
|The City Referendum Petition Manual includes both state and City-specific requirements for the public to force an action by City Council to be placed on the ballot. This packet includes required forms, specific instructions, signature requirements, and City Code. It was last updated April 2019.|
|Secretary of State Recall Manual||The City has no regulations regarding recall elections or efforts. The state’s Local Recall Manual contains the applicable regulations for the process.|
Elections Charter, Code, and Auditor Administrative Rules
The City Elections Office fields many questions from voters, candidates, City employees, and elected officials. For answers on questions related to City elections, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you are unable to find your question or for more immediate assistance, contact the City Elections Office at email@example.com. Our office generally responds within two business days.
Campaign Finance Guidance
Resources for City Employees: Restrictions on Political Activities
City employees are restricted from engaging in certain political activities while on the job or acting in their official capacity. The City Elections Office has compiled a list of resources available for City employees. If you have further questions, please visit our Political Activities Section of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you are still unable to find an answer to your question, please contact the City Elections Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office generally responds within two business days.
Oregon Secretary of State's manual on Restrictions on Political Campaigning by Public Employees
Other Jurisdiction Resources
The City Elections Office assists candidates and petitioners with the filing process, determines the number of signatures required for various City petitions, enforces the City’s campaign finance regulations, and enforces political activities for City employees. For any other questions related to elections, please refer to the County and State Elections Contact Information page to contact one of the various elections offices.