§ 9. Ballot at City Election  


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  • The names of all candidates to be voted on at any general City election or special election for City purposes shall be placed on one ballot. Regardless of whether they are contested or uncontested, the offices on the ballot shall be in the following order: Mayor; Council Member; Board of Estimate and Taxation Member; Park and Recreation Commissioner at Large; Park and Recreation Commissioner by District. (As amended 89-Or-171, § 1, 9-7-89; Charter Amend. No. 161, § 4, ref. of 11-7-06; 2010-Or-091, § 3, 10-12-10)

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89-Or-171, § 1, adopted Sept. 7, 1989, amended the above section by deleting and adding language relative to the content of the ballot and the order of offices on the ballot. The amendment of November 7, 2006, provided for the elimination of primary elections for city offices, amended filing dates, and allowed for single transferable vote, sometimes known as ranked choice voting or instant runoff voting.