The structure of Portland elections is changing, and this guide will help provide new information and resources to individuals interested in running for City office. We will update this guide as more information becomes available preceding the election.
Filing for office and running a campaign can be challenging, particularly for historically underserved communities. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusivity and equitable participation, we will offer both in-person and virtual trainings in 2024 to support aspiring candidates who wish to represent Portland. These trainings will provide essential guidance, answer questions, and equip potential candidates with information to navigate the complex campaign landscape. Whether you are a first-time candidate or have previous experience in campaigning, you’ll find something useful in our workshops on the electoral process. We encourage everyone with an interest in public service to join us. If you require accommodations, interpretation, or accessibility services please let us know at least 7 days in advance so we can support your needs.
The Candidate Guide covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Qualifications to run for elected office in Portland
- Important dates, deadlines, and filing requirements
- Portland’s ranked-choice voting and voting districts
- Campaign finance rules and regulations
- Key roles and contacts of state and local elections offices
With changes underway for voters and candidates in Portland, we are excited to offer you these resources, provide a place to ask questions, and contribute to the public’s understanding of Portland’s 2024 elections.