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.

Upcoming Election


A City election will be held in the City of Eugene, Oregon for the purpose of voting on candidates for the following local offices:

  • Eugene City Council - Wards 3, 4, 5, and 6
  • Eugene Water & Electric Board - Wards 4 and 5, and At-Large

This is a nonpartisan nominating election. If any one candidate receives more than 50% of the votes cast for the office in May, that candidate’s name will be the only one appearing on the November General Election ballot. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for that office in the primary, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be listed on the November ballot.

The following measures will also be on the May 15 ballot:

Ballot Measure 20-283

Amends Charter: establishes office, duties of independent elected City Auditor

Ballot Measure 20-287

Amends Charter: Establishes Council-appointed performance auditor, audit review board

Ballot Measure 20-288

Five-Year Parks and Recreation Operations and Maintenance Local Option Levy

Ballot Measure 20-289

Bonds to Fund Parks and Recreation Facility Projects

For more information, please contact the City Recorder at 541-682-5010.



The City of Eugene is now accepting arguments for the May 15, 2018, Primary Election Voters' Pamphlet.  The deadline for submitting an argument in support of or in opposition to a City of Eugene ballot measure is 5 p.m. on March 20, 2018.

Voters' Pamphlet information and forms