How to Run for Office in the City of Portland

Embark on a thrilling journey to leadership in the City of Portland in 2024! Join the learning sessions on January 8 and 10, 2024. Explore the all-new Candidate Guide for essential insights. Navigate campaign financing, city rules, and more. The City Elections Office is here to guide you. Your adventure begins now—don’t miss out!

Learning sessions for all city candidates will be held on January 8 and 10, 2024. REGISTER HERE! Available via Zoom: Register to attend with Zoom.

For more information or to learn how to file with other relevant candidate programs, check out the new Candidate Guide. In it you can find This guide serves as a comprehensive reference for potential candidates in the City of Portland in 2024. It will be updated as new information, such as district boundaries, becomes available. Candidates must adhere to the city’s charter, code, and administrative rules, along with relevant laws governing the Small Donor Elections program for public campaign financing. While efforts have been made for accuracy, applicable legal authority takes precedence over the guide. The guide aims to enhance the candidate filing process, and feedback is encouraged. The City Elections Office, under the Portland City Auditor, manages election processes and enforces campaign finance regulations.

You can also contact

City Elections Office or call 503-823-4022

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m.