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  • The City Clerk administers the City’s municipal election activities including local referendums, initiatives, and candidate filings for City Council. 

    Nov. 3, 2020 election

    Filing procedures under the State of Emergency: Citizens wishing to file for a Council position must call City Recorder, Susanjoy Wright, at 503-618-2697 to make an appointment for filing for a Council position.

    The following City elected official positions will be on the ballot:

    • Mayor (remaining term of vacated position)
    • Council Position 1
    • Council Position 3
    • Council Position 5

    The filing deadline for open positions is Aug. 20, 2020 (no later than 75 days before the election date, per Gresham Revised Code 2.08.040(3)).

    Additional information

    • All positions are elected at-large and terms are four years in duration.
    • Candidates may file by declaration by paying a $10 filing fee, or may file by petition by obtaining a minimum of 20 signatures of qualified 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.

    More information

    For more information on City elections contact the City Recorder at 503-618-2697 or