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The City of Lake Oswego has a council-manager form of government.  The mayor and six councilors are elected at-large and serve four-year terms. The current City Council will serve from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014.

Three Council positions will be elected at the November 4, 2014 General Election. Prospective candidates may begin the filing process on June 4, 2014 and must complete it no later August 26, 2014 to qualify for the November Election.

Election Resources

The Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division publishes candidate manuals, filing forms, information on State election law, and campaign finance.

The City of Lake Oswego is located in three counties, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington. For more information on county election offices:

For questions, please contact City Recorder Catherine Schneider at 503-675-3984 or by email. You may also contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 503-986-1518.

Voter Registration
Voter registration forms are available at City Hall and the library. The Oregon Secretary of State's website offers an online voter registration form.

November 2012 General Election

Elections for the position of Mayor, three City Council positions, and Ballot Measures 3-405 and 3-406 were held during the General Election on November 6, 2012. For a list of results, see the Declaration of the Vote below.