Run for Office
Consider serving your community by running for local office! The filing period is open for many municipal elected positions. There are elected positions currently open in cities throughout Clackamas County. You must file for office with the City Elections or Recorder’s office by 5 PM on August 30 (except for City of Canby – see below) for the November 8 General Election. Visit the website for your city to review details and qualifications.
November 8, 2022 General Election
The Voter Registration Deadline for this election is October 18. This is a statewide election, ballots will be mailed to voters October 19. Contests include state and local measures and city, county, and state candidates, including Governor of Oregon.
Catherine McMullen will be on the ballot, running for County Clerk. The County Clerk is the head election official for Clackamas County, ensuring that every eligible voter is able to vote in each election and that elections are accurate, transparent, and timely.
Open Positions in Clackamas County
- Barlow – Contact the City directly at (503) 266-1330. No website.
- Canby – Mayor and three City Council positions – Nomination papers will be accepted only through 4:30 p.m. on August 25, 2022. Contact the City Recorder – www.canbyoregon.gov/city-recorder/page/elections
- Estacada – Mayor and three council positions – Learn more at www.cityofestacada.org/citycouncil/page/city-council-election-november-8-2022
- Gladstone – Mayor and three council positions. Here is the city’s election page – www.ci.gladstone.or.us/administration/page/elections-4
- Happy Valley – Mayor and two City Council positions – Contact the City Recorder – www.happyvalleyor.gov/city-hall/city-recorder/
- Johnson City – Contact city staff by phone at 503-655-9710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- Lake Oswego – Three City Councilors – They will each serve four-year terms beginning January 1, 2023. Contact the City Recorder – www.ci.oswego.or.us/citymanager/elections
- Milwaukie – Mayor and three City Council positions – Position 1 is on the ballot as a special election to fill a vacancy created by a Councilor resignation. Contact the city elections office – www.milwaukieoregon.gov/elections
- Molalla – Three City Council positions – Terms begin January 2023 and are four-year terms. Contact the City Recorder – www.cityofmolalla.com/cityrecorder/page/elections-2022
- Oregon City – Mayor and two City Commissioner positions – terms ending December 31, 2026. Contact the City Recorder – www.orcity.org/cityrecorder/city-commission-election
- Rivergrove – Contact the city directly at www.cityofrivergrove.org/city-council
- Sandy – Mayor and three City Councilors – All Councilor terms are four years in length; the Mayor’s term is 2 years in length. Terms begin on January 1, 2023 and end on December 31 of the applicable year. Learn more on the city’s website – www.ci.sandy.or.us/administration/page/city-sandy-2022-elections
- Tualatin – Mayor and three City Councilors – Contact the City Recorder – www.tualatinoregon.gov/citycouncil/elections-information
- West Linn – Two City Councilors – The term will run through December 31, 2026. Contact the City – westlinnoregon.gov/citycouncil/city-council-elections
- Wilsonville – Two City Councilors – Terms of office are for 4 years. Contact the City Recorder’s Office – www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/administration/page/elections
Register to Vote and Check Your Registration Information
If you are a resident of Oregon, citizen of the United States, and at least 16 years old you can register to vote! Register to vote online at oregonvotes.gov/register. Check your voter registration information today to make sure it is accurate and up-to-date.
Registered voters 18 years old or older are eligible to vote. Every election is important, especially local elections!
August 23, 2022 Special Election
If you live in the City of Oregon City or within the Oak Lodge Water Services Authority District you will have a Special Election on August 23, 2022. The Voter Registration Deadline for this election is August 2. Eligible voters within these jurisdictions will receive a ballot the week of August 3.
- Oak Lodge Water Services Authority will elect five At-Large positions. Learn more at www.clackamas.us/elections.
- Oregon City will elect a new Mayor to fill the mayor’s vacant term created by the resignation of Mayor Lyles Smith. Learn more at www.orcity.org/cityrecorder/city-commission-election.