Elections Information

Elected City Offices in Grants Pass

The Mayor and members of the City Council are elected to City Office. None of these elected officials receive a salary.

The Mayor is elected at large, every four years. City Councilors are elected at large to represent the four Wards. Each Ward is represented by two councilors. See the Ward Map.

What are the Steps to Run for City Office?

  1. Meet State and City Charter qualifications for the City Office in question.
  2. File for Candidacy with the City Recorder.
  3. Submit $10 filing fee or Circulate the Petition for Nonpartisan Nomination in lieu of filing fee. 
  4. If Nonpartisan Nomination was chosen, submit petition for signature verification.
  5. Register the Campaign Committee, if required.
  6. File a statement in the Voter's Pamphlet (optional)

Important Dates

Election Offices

City, County, and State election contact information

City of Grants Pass
Josephine County State of Oregon
Mail Address
City of Grants Pass
Karen Frerk, City Recorder
101 NW A Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Josephine County Elections
Rhiannon Henkels, County Clerk
500 NW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
State of Oregon
Elections Division
141 State Capitol
Salem, OR 97310
Phone / Email
City Website
Josephine County Website
State Elections Website