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Previous Elections Results
Detailed results of City elections from 1905 to Present
Past Measures & Initiatives
A listing of all City sponsored measures and citizen petitions since 1942
Directory of Current and Past Elected Officials
Listing of all City Elected Officials since 1913 and all mayors from 1851 to Present
Campaign Finance Reports
Summaries 1996 to 2003. Complete Reports available 2004 to Present.
Selected Historical Documents
View scanned images of selected historical documents
Campaign Finance Fund
Details of regulations, rules and procedures for publicly funded campaigns in Portland
Elections Trivia

  1. Since Portland voters first created the Commission form of government in 1913, how many times have they voted on changing our form of government?

    City voters have rejected 8 attempts to change our form of government, most recently in 2007. Learn more...

    2.  What is the record for the number of candidates running for one

         particular City office? 


         Since 1936, the record number of candidates running for one City office is a

         tie for 23 candidates for Mayor at both the 2004 and 2012 Primary                        Elections. Learn more about other races with a high number of candidates ...


    3.  What is the record for number of Mayoral Candidates?


         The record for number of candidates on the ballot for Mayor was 23 in both            the 2004 and 2012 Primary Elections. Prior to 2004, the record number of            candidates on the ballot for Mayor was 17 candidates in 2002.  Learn more...


    4.  Has a City elected official ever been successfully recalled                           from office?


         Yes, twice, most recently in 1952. There have been 4 failed attempts to                 recall a City official since 1913.  Learn more ...


    5.  When was the last City referendum petition on the ballot?  


         In 2013 there was a Citizen referendum petition of an Ordinance regarding             fluoridation of the public drinking water supply.  Learn more ...


City Elections Division


Office of the City Auditor

1221 SW 4th Avenue

Room 320

Portland, OR 97204-1987



Hours: Monday - Friday,

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
phone:  (503) 823-3546

fax: (503) 823-3530


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(Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division)

Did You Know?

Since voters approved the Commission system in 1913, there have been eight failed attempts to change the City's form of government?


1952 Recall Petition
1952 Recall Petition - Scanned image of a petition to recall City Commissioner JE Bennett
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