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City Elections Office kicks off 2024 election season with candidate learning sessions

A banner advertising the recording of the Jan. 10, 2024 Candidate Learning Session.
There is great interest in diverse representation from Portland’s four new geographic voting districts. Candidate learning sessions were held on Jan. 8 and 10 and attracted considerable attention from candidates and those interested in the process.

Hosted by the City of Portland Elections Office, attendees at the candidate learning sessions learned more about how to run for office in the 2024 election and heard other critical information from City, County, and State elections officials.

Watch the Jan. 10, 2024 Candidate Learning Session recording on YouTube or access the recording's Spanish interpretation and Zoom chat

The candidate learning sessions covered a wide variety of topics:  

  • The City Elections Office and transition team presented information on how to file to qualify for the ballot, changes to elections and the City government in 2024, and roles of elected officials. They also covered City-specific Campaign Finance requirements, including contribution limits and required disclaimers on political communications.
  • The City’s Small Donor Elections Program presented information on how candidates can qualify for public matching funds and the outlook for 2024.
  • County and State officials provided information on additional State-required campaign finance reporting and disclaimer laws as well as how to appear in a County voters’ pamphlet.

Additional learning sessions are planned for each of the four districts in May and June of 2024. These longer sessions will cover more in-depth content for candidates. Follow for updates.