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.

May 19, 2020 Primary Election

A primary election for the following offices will be held on May 19, 2020: 

  • Eugene Mayor
  • Eugene City Councilor - Ward 1
  • Eugene City Councilor - Ward 2
  • Eugene City Councilor - Ward 7
  • Eugene City Councilor - Ward 8
  • EWEB Commissioner - wards 1 & 8
  • EWEB Commissioner - wards 2 & 3
  • EWEB Commissioner - wards 6 & 7

This is a nonpartisan nominating election; candidates are not selected on the basis of party membership and electors may vote for any candidate seeking to represent them. If any one candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes cast for the office in the May primary, that candidate’s name will be the only one appearing on the November 2020 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. 

Election 2020 - Candidate List

May 19, 2020, Voters’ Pamphlet


The following candidates for 

Eugene elected office have signed 

a pledge to comply with the voluntary limits on campaign expenditures and contributions established through the Voluntary Campaign Finance Program. 

  • Daniel Liev Williams
  • Zondie Zinke
  • Ben Ricker
  • Stacey Westover

See a copy of the pledge and referring resolution establishing the Voluntary Campaign Finance Program