Recorder's Office: ElectionsOffice of City Recorder, Elections Officer
1924 Council Street, P.O. Box 326
Forest Grove, OR 97116-0326 City Recorder: Anna D. Ruggles, CMC
The City of Forest Grove operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is responsible to the citizens of Forest Grove to establish and direct the policies governing the administration and management of the City.
The City Council positions are elected from the City at-large and the three candidates receiving the majority of votes are elected. Each position carries a four-year term of office commencing at the first Council meeting immediately after the election is certified.
Election Signs City Code Provisions(10.8.820 Temporary Signs)
Temporary election signs may not exceed six (6) square feet each in area during the period from six (6) weeks prior to a public election or the time the election is called, whichever is earlier, to 14 (fourteen) days after the public election. Temporary signs may only be located on private property, with the permission of property owner, and . Signs cannot be placed on power poles, traffic controls, street trees, etc. Avoid vision hazard areas along corners, intersections, fire hydrants, etc. No permit is required for temporary election signs. Please refer to Code Section 3.910 Obstruction in Public Rights-of-Way. Civil penalties are imposed for violations of City Code.