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

    To make an appointment to file for a Council position, contact Susanjoy Wright at 503-618-2697 or

    Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8

    These City elected officials positions will be on the ballot:

    • Mayor
    • Council Position 2
    • Council Position 4
    • Council Position 6

    The filing deadline for open positions on Gresham City Council is Thursday, Aug. 25; 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 for four years.
    • Candidates may file by declaration and pay a $10 filing fee, or file by petition by obtaining a minimum 20 signatures of qualified city electors.

    State election forms

    Candidate filing form
    Candidate signature sheet, nonpartisan 

    • Qualifying for City Council
    • Initiatives and Referendums
    • 2020 Election
    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