Frequently Asked Questions

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View frequently asked questions related to City elections, campaign finance regulations, and political activities by public employees.

These Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) pages are not legal advice. For exact language and requirements, view the Portland City Code and City Charter. If you do not find the answers to your questions after reviewing the below content, please contact and we will respond to you as quickly as possible. Our office’s typical response time is within two business days.

Note: This page answers questions related to voting, petitions, elections, and campaign finance. For questions related to the City's lobbying and political consultant regulations, visit the Lobbying and Political Consultant Frequently Asked Questions.

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General Voting Questions

General City Government Questions

Petition Procedures

City Recall Questions

Campaign Finance Regulations General Questions

Political Activities for Public Employees