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 Election

City of Eugene

A general election will be held in the City of Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and will be conducted by Lane County Elections in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes. This election is called for the purpose of voting on the following candidates and measure of the City of Eugene:


  • Mayor: Lucy Vinis 
  • City Councilor Ward 1: Emily Semple, Eliza Kashinsky 
  • City Councilor Ward 2: Matthew Keating 
  • City Councilor Ward 7: Claire Syrett 
  • City Councilor Ward 8: Randy Groves

  • EWEB Wards 1 & 8: Matt McRae 
  • EWEB Wards 2 & 3: John Barofsky 
  • EWEB Wards 6 & 7: Sonya Carlson 

Ballot Measure 


Measure Authorizing a Five-year Local Option Levy for the Funding of Library Options 

The City of Eugene will produce a Voters’ Pamphlet for this ballot measure. Arguments supporting or opposing the measure may be placed in the pamphlet by paying a fee of $300 or by submitting the signatures of 300 City of Eugene registered voters. 

ARGUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY RECORDER NO LATER THAN 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020, on forms provided by the City. 

Instructions and forms for Voters’ Pamphlet arguments 

Voters' Pamphlet Committee Members Needed

The City of Eugene is seeking volunteers to serve on a Voters’ Pamphlet Committee to write an argument in opposition to a ballot measure on the November 3, 2020, general election ballot. Up to three members may serve on the committee. The following measure is being considered: 

Measure Authorizing a Five-year Local Option Levy for the Funding of Library Operations

Applications must be returned to the City Recorder by 5 p.m., Monday, August 10. If more than three applications are received for the committee, the committee members will be chosen by lot at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11. For more information, contact the City Recorder at 541-682-5882 or bforrest@eugene-or.gov.

 Voters’ Pamphlet Opposition Committee Application

Notice of Ballot Title

NOTICE is hereby given that a ballot title for a City of Eugene measure has been received by the Eugene City Recorder: 

  • Title: Renewal of five-year library local option levy
  • Question: Shall Eugene levy $2,850,000/year for five years, beginning 2021-2022, to maintain the current level of library services? 

This measure renews current local option taxes. The City of Eugene, Oregon, measure will be voted on in a general election to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. No later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, an elector may file a petition for review of the ballot title with Lane County Circuit Court. See a copy of the full ballot title.