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.


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 & 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


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?


SUMMARY:
This Charter amendment establishes a new office of an independent performance auditor.  Auditor conducts or supervises performance audits, financial audits, and studies.  Auditor must be certified, have five years’ relevant experience, and reside in the city.  Auditor subject to peer review.


City Council hires and supervises auditor. Council must fund Auditor’s Office at no less than $250,000 per year. Auditor may only be fired for cause by a vote of six or more councilors.  


Auditor hires, supervises, and removes Auditor’s Office employees.  Auditor may hire consultants.  Auditor’s Office independent of City Manager, but not independent of City Council. Auditor has timely access to all city employees, information, and records required to conduct a performance audit.


Citizen audit review board created to advise City Council and Auditor and oversee work of Auditor. All complete audits and studies posted on city’s website and provided to Council and City Manager.


If this measure and Measure 20-283 both receive a majority of “yes” votes, whichever measure receives the most “yes” votes becomes effective and other measure never takes effect.


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.


Resolution No. 5219


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