The City Recorder and staff coordinate and administer the City’s municipal election activities including receiving filings from candidates for the positions of mayor, councilor and Eugene Water and Electric Board. The Recorder’s Office processes initiative, referendum and recall petitions. The City Recorder prepares elections schedules, files measures for the ballot and certifies the final election results. A Eugene voters’ pamphlet is published for elections with city measures on the ballot and includes information on city measures and candidates. Information concerning the Eugene Water and Electric Board and School District elections also may be included.

General information about election processes is available in Chapter 2 of the Eugene Code.

Notice of Prospective Initiative Petition Filed

City of Eugene

A Prospective Initiative Petition was filed with the City Recorder’s Office on April 6, 2022, regarding a Protected Ordinance Regulating Middle Housing in Areas Zoned for Residential. More information on this prospective petition is available for review.  

Notice of Election
City of Eugene

A special election will be held in the City of Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and will be conducted by Lane County Elections in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes. This election is called for the purpose of voting for a Ward 7 City Councilor to complete the remainder of the current term. The person who receives more than 50 percent of the vote at this special election will be sworn in on July 1, 2023, and serve until January 2025.

The filing for candidates begins on February 4 . The deadline to submit is 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  All required paperwork, including petition signatures certified by Lane County Elections, must be turned in to the Eugene City Recorder’s Office by this date.  

Candidate Information Packet is available here.