Petitions and Measures

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On this page, you will find petitions and measures intended for elections in 2022.
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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."


City Charter Commission Referral

Amendments approved by a Charter Commission supermajority (at least 15 members) are directly referred to the ballot for a vote by City of Portland voters.

  • June 14, 2022: Charter Commission approved by supermajority vote to send proposed Charter amendments to the November 8, 2022 General Election ballot.
  • June 21, 2022: Charter Commission approved by supermajority vote to include effective dates for the proposed Charter amendments and technical edits related to the effect dates.
  • June 29, 2022: Charter Commission presented proposed Charter amendments to City Council (Time Certain City Council Agenda Item).
    • See Relevant Documents (Report and Presentation to City Council) section below for proposed City Charter amendment language
    • Watch City Council Meeting (Skip to 10:12 for presentation)
  • July 6, 2022: City Attorney's Office filed draft ballot title with City Elections Office. Portland electors dissatisfied with the ballot title language were able to file a legal challenge in Multnomah County Circuit Court through July 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  • July 8, 2022: City Auditor's Office received a request to conduct a constitutional review of the ballot measure. The City Auditor responded on July 12, 2022
  • July 14, 2022: Ballot title challenge filed with Multnomah County Circuit Court. Notice of filing provided to the City Elections Office.

Relevant Documents (Ballot Title Challenges):

Relevant Documents (Request for Constitutional Review):

Relevant Documents (Draft Ballot Title and Explanatory Statement):

Relevant Documents (Report and Presentation to City Council):


2020-PDX01 – Portland Council Reformation

Petition Filed: December 9, 2020
Intended Election Date: May 17, 2022
Chief Petitioner: Gregory Horner, 7040 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

History:

  • December 9, 2020: Prospective initiative petition filed. Constitutional review period began (determination must be completed and chief petitioner notified of determination outcome within six business days, or December 17, 2020).
  • December 16, 2020: Constitutional review completed and chief petitioner notified of determination. Prospective initiative petition determined not to meet the requirements of Article IV, Section 1 (2)(d) of the Oregon Constitution. Prospective initiative petition deemed void.

Current Status: Void. Petition voided on December 16, 2020 based on the Auditor's Office's determination that the petition did not meet the requirements of Article IV, Section 1 (2)(d) of the Oregon Constitution.

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