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 Ballot Title for Prospective Initiative Petition

NOTICE is hereby given that a prospective initiative petition was filed with the Eugene City Recorder on May 25, 2021.   After determining that the prospective petition was legally sufficient, the City Attorney prepared and delivered the following ballot title to the City Recorder on June 2, 2021: 


Protected Ordinance Prohibiting Detached Units in Duplexes, Tri-plexes, and Four-plexes.


Shall voters adopt a protected ordinance amending the definitions of duplex, triplex, and four-plex to prohibit detached dwelling units?


Chapter 9 of the Eugene Code regulates land use in Eugene and section 9.0500 defines terms used in that chapter. This ordinance would amend section 9.0500’s definitions of duplex, tri-plex, and four-plex to prohibit the use of detached dwelling units in those housing types. Stated differently, this ordinance would require the two units comprising a duplex, three units comprising a tri-plex, or four units comprising a four-plex to be attached; the duplex, tri-plex, or four-plex must exist as a single building. The ordinance would amend the definition of four-plex to add quadplex as a synonym. The ordinance would also prohibit the City Council from adopting any future ordinance that allows a detached dwelling unit to be considered part of a duplex, tri-plex, or four-plex. This proposed ordinance would be a “protected ordinance.” A “protected ordinance” can only be changed or repealed by a majority of the voters (through another initiative petition or City Council referral) or by a unanimous vote of the City Councilors present and voting at a City Council meeting.


No later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021, any elector may petition the Lane County Circuit Court requesting a different ballot title and stating why the ballot title prepared by the City Attorney is unsatisfactory.  A copy of the full ballot title is available at the City Manager’s Office, 101 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401, and on the City’s website above and as a separate document here.

Notice of Election
City of Eugene

A primary election will be held in the City of Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and will be conducted by Lane County Elections in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes.