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Portland Candidate Learning Sessions

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Candidate Learning Sessions for Spring 2024

Calling all prospective City of Portland Candidates! 

The City Elections Office is hosting candidate learning sessions in May and June. Whether you're a seasoned campaigner or a newcomer, these sessions will help you understand the details of running for city office.

Three sessions will take place at the times and locations listed below:

Register for the session of your choice here:

The in-person sessions will include refreshments and our extended session on Saturday will include some light tabling where you can get some extra resources and directly ask the experts some additional questions. Sessions will include elections staff from the City, County, and State in order to give you the comprehensive information that you need to run for office.

Some of the topics to be covered:

  • Campaign Finance
  • Filing to be on the ballot
  • Public Financing (Small Donor Elections)
  • Voter's Pamphlet
  • Ranked-Choice Voting 
  • Districts
  • and more!

While you are waiting for the Learning Sessions, check out some additional resources and learn more below!

Thank you and we hope to see you at one of our events!


Deborah Scroggin

Elections and Special Projects Manager

City Elections

City Elections Office

James Eccles

Elections Analyst