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

  • Measure Filings - No measures have currently been filed for the Nov. 2017 Election. There are no candidate races scheduled to be on the ballot in Nov. 2017.
  • Important dates
    • Sept 7, 2017 - Deadline for jurisdictions to file measure title & explanatory statement.
    • Sept. 11, 2017 - Voters' Pamphlet measure argument filing deadline.
    • Sept. 15, 2017 - Measure arguments become public record and are available on website.
    • Sept 22, 2017 - Military & Overseas ballots are mailed.
    • 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.

May 15, 2018 Primary Election

  • Important dates
    • Sept. 7, 2017 - 1st date candidates can file for May 2018 Primary
    • March 6, 2018 - Last day candidates can file for Multnomah Co & Metro positions (candidate filing deadline).
    • May 15, 2018 - Primary Election Day
  • Positions scheduled to be on the ballot that file with Multnomah Co Elections
    • Multnomah County
      • Chair
      • Commissioner Dist. #2
      • Auditor
      • Sheriff
    • Metro
      • President
      • Councilor Dist. #1
      • Councilor Dist. #2
      • Councilor Dist. #4
      • Auditor 
    • City of Portland candidates file with City of Portland and state/federal candidates file with Oregon Secretary of State's office. Other positions could be placed on the ballot due to a mid-term vacancy.
    • Open offices that file with the Oregon Secretary of State's office (PDF)

November 6, 2018 General Election

  • Nov. 6, 2018 - General Election Day