The City Recorder administers the City’s municipal election activities including local referendums, initiatives, and candidate filings for City Council.
November 8, 2016 election
You must register to vote by Oct. 18.
The following City elected official positions will be on the ballot:
- Council Position 1
- Council Position 3
- Council Position 5
The filing deadline for open positions on Gresham City Council is Aug. 25.
- All positions are elected at-large for four-year terms.
- Candidates may file by declaration by paying a $10 filing fee or may file by petition by obtaining a minimum of 20 signatures of qualifying city electors.
Qualifying for City Council
To qualify to run for Gresham City Council, you must be 18 years of age by the date of election and have resided in Gresham during the 12 months immediately preceding the election.
All successful candidates are required by law to file an Annual Verified Statement of Economic Interest form (Oregon Revised Statute 244.050), which is distributed to elected officials by the State of Oregon in March each year in office.
Read more about Gresham's Mayor and City Council.
Initiatives and referendums
As part of the electoral process residents may propose matters to the local ballot for consideration by voters.
Visit the State of Oregon Elections Division website for information on how to begin the local initiative or referendum process.
City Elections Manual
Multnomah County Elections
For more information on City elections contact the City Recorder at 503-618-2697 or Susanjoy.Baskoro@GreshamOregon.gov.