Current and Upcoming Elections

There are four scheduled election dates each year in Oregon: the 2nd Tuesday in March; the 3rd Tuesday in May; the 3rd Tuesday in September; and the 1st Tuesday after the first Monday in November. 


November 7, 2017 Special Election

November 2017 Special Election with local ballot measures on the ballot. There are no candidate races. In Multnomah County, only voters in the Portland Community College District, Alto Park Water District and Hillsboro School District will be receiving a ballot for this Special Election. 

  • Military & Overseas Voters' Guide 
  • Sample Ballots
  • Track Your Ballot - sign up to track your ballot
  • Official Drop Sites in Multnomah County for the November 2017 Special Election open 10/18/17 until 8:00 PM, on 11/7/2017.
  • Measure Filings - Final list of ballot measures in Multnomah County for the Nov. 7, 2017 Special Election.
  • Random alpha - Nov 2017 (66.55 KB) - Random alpha order for candidate names (no candidate races in Multnomah County).
  • Important dates for Nov. 2017 Election
    • Sept 7, 2017 - Deadline for jurisdictions to file measure title & explanatory statement.
    • Sept. 11, 2017 - Voters' Pamphlet measure argument filing deadline.
    • Sept. 15, 2017 - Voters' Pamphlet material becomes public record.
    • Sept. 15, 2017 - Measure arguments become public record and are available on website.
    • Sept 22, 2017 - Military & Overseas ballots are mailed.
    • Sept 25, 2017 - Absentee ballots available in office for pickup or to mail.
    • Oct. 17, 2017 - Voter registration deadline.
    • Oct. 18, 2017 - Ballots are mailed.
    • Nov. 2, 2017 - Last day to safely mail return ballot.
    • Nov. 7, 2017 - Election Date - official dropsites open until 8:00 PM.
 

January 23, 2018 Special Election

May 15, 2018 Primary Election

  • Positions scheduled to be on the ballot that file with Multnomah County Elections
    • Multnomah County
      • Chair
      • Commissioner Dist. #2
      • Auditor
      • Sheriff
    • Metro
      • President
      • Councilor Dist. #1
      • Councilor Dist. #2
      • Councilor Dist. #4
      • Auditor 
  • Important dates for the May 2018 Primary Election
    • Sept. 7, 2017 - 1st day candidates can file for May 2018 Primary
    • Feb. 23, 2018 - Last day for County or Special District to file Ballot Title with County Elections for notice. 
    • March 6, 2018 - Last day candidates can file for Multnomah Co & Metro positions (candidate filing deadline).
    • March 8, 2018 - Voters' Pamphlet deadline for Multnomah Co & Metro candidates.
    • March 15, 2018 - Deadline for City of Portland to certify list of City of Portland candidates.
    • March 15, 2018 - Deadline for jurisdictions (County, City and Special District) to file completed and noticed measure title & explanatory statement.
    • March 19, 2018 - Voters' Pamphlet deadline for City of Portland candidates.
    • March 19, 2018 - Measure argument filing deadline for County Voters' Pamphlet.
    • May 15, 2018 - Primary Election Day

November 6, 2018 General Election

  • Important dates for the November 2018 General Election
    • Aug 17, 2018 - Last day for County or Special District to file Ballot Title with County Elections for notice. 
    • Aug 28, 2018 - Last day PUD candidates to file (candidate filing deadline).
    • Aug 30, 2018 - Voters' Pamphlet deadline for PUD candidates and runoff Multnomah Co and Metro candidates.
    • Sept 6, 2018 - Deadline for cities and Dept of Agriculture (SWCD positions) to certify list of candidates.
    • Sept 6, 2018 - Deadline for jurisdictions (County, City and Special District) to file completed and noticed measure title & explanatory statement.
    • Sept 10, 2018 - Voters' Pamphlet deadline for city and SWCD candidates.
    • Sept 10, 2018 - Measure argument filing deadline for County Voters' Pamphlet.
    • Nov. 6, 2018 - General Election Day

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