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Elections

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

    Nov. 3 election

    Final candidate filings for Mayor and Council positions

    • Gresham Voting Center Express
    • Qualifying for City Council
    • Initiatives and Referendums
    Gresham Voting Center Express

    Multnomah County Elections offers a Voting Center Express in Gresham for the public through election day, Nov. 3. 

    Voters can:

    • Replace a lost ballot.
    • Get help voting.
    • Ask questions.
    • Vote in person at the voting center.
    • Drop off a ballot.
    • Get assistance, if you speak a language other than English, in your preferred language.
    • Get help if you have a disability.

    For more information, call 503-988-8683 or visit Multnomah County Elections.

    Election schedule

    Official ballot drop sites

    • Voters’ Pamphlets (state and county) begin to be mailed to all residential households – Oct. 5
    • Gresham Voting Center Express opens – Oct. 12
    • Voter registration deadline – Oct. 13
    • Ballots begin to be mailed to voters – Oct. 14
    • All voters should have received their ballot – Oct. 22
    • Last day to safely return your ballot by mail – Oct. 27
    • Election Day: ballots due by 8:00 pm – Nov. 3
    • Final official election results are certified – Nov. 23
    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  Susanjoy.Wright@GreshamOregon.gov.