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

Petitioners must file their petitions for signature verification within 30 days of the Council action. An ordinance filed with an emergency clause may not be referred. Non-emergency ordinances become effective 30 days after passage. Franchise petitions shall be filed within 60 days of the date of passage. According to City Charter Sections 2-123 and 10-208, a referendum petition suspends the effective date of an ordinance.
Referendum petition signatures must be submitted 4 months prior to a regular election in order to appear on that ballot.

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Office of the City Auditor

1221 SW 4th Avenue

Room 320

Portland, OR 97204-1987



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phone:  (503) 823-3546

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