POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Mary Hull Caballero Divisions Elections Election Law City Initiative Petition Procedures
Initiative Signature Requirements

Until the next City Primary Election in May 2016, City initiative petitions require 31,345 valid signatures to be placed on the ballot.


City Code Section 2.04.090 says that an initiative petition shall be signed by a number of legal voters equal to or greater than 9 percent of the number of electors registered in the city on the date of the primary municipal election immediately preceding the date the prospective petition is filed. On the date of the May 20th, 2014 Primary, there were 348,270 registered voters in the City of Portland.

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Portland, OR 97204-1987



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