Elections

Overview

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


MAY 15, 2018, PRIMARY 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 deadline for candidates to complete filing is 5 p.m., February 28, 2018.



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


Amends Charter: Establishes Office, Duties of Independent Elected City Auditor


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

NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE: CITY AUDITOR


A ballot title for a City of Eugene measure to be voted on in the May 15, 2018, Primary Election has been received by the Eugene City Recorder:


CAPTION:  

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


QUESTION:

Shall Charter be amended to require City Council to appoint an independent performance auditor to audit city activities?


No later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018, 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.



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

NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE: PARKS LEVY


A ballot title for a City of Eugene measure to be voted on in the May 15, 2018, Primary Election has been received by the Eugene City Recorder:


CAPTION: 

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


QUESTION:

Shall Eugene levy $3,150,000 per year for five years beginning July, 2018, for parks and recreation facilities operation and maintenance? This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent.


No later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, 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.



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

NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE: PARKS BOND


A ballot title for a City of Eugene measure to be voted on in the May 15, 2018, Primary Election has been received by the Eugene City Recorder:


CAPTION:

Bonds to Fund Parks and Recreation Facility Projects


QUESTION:

Shall City of Eugene fund park and recreation projects using $39.35 million in general obligation bonds? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.


No later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, 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.



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

VOTERS' PAMPHLET 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED


The City of Eugene is seeking volunteers to serve on one of three Voters’ Pamphlet Committees to write an argument in opposition to a City of Eugene measure on the May 15, 2018, primary election ballot. Up to three members may serve on each of the following committees:



Applications must be returned to the City Recorder by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2018If more than three applications are received for any of the three committees, the committee members will be chosen by lot at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 2.