The City Recorder is responsible for administering the City’s municipal election activities including local referendums, initiatives, and candidate filings for City Council.
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 from (Oregon Revised Statute 244.050), which is distributed to elected officials by the State of Oregon in March each year in office.
Initiatives and Referendums
As part of the electoral process residents may propose matters to the local ballot for consideration by voters. The State of Oregon Elections Division has the information and forms needed to begin the local initiative or referendum process.
The deadline to file a local measure and explanatory statements for the November 6 election is September 6.
City Elections Manual
Multnomah County Elections
State of Oregon Voter Resources
For more information on City elections contact the City Recorder at 503-618-2697 or Susanjoy.Baskoro@GreshamOregon.gov.