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The City of Lake Oswego has a council-manager form of government. The Council is composed of a Mayor and six Councilors, all elected from the City at large for a term of four years.  Terms of Councilors are staggered, with three Councilors elected at each general election.

November 8, 2016 General Election

City of Lake Oswego residents re-elected Kent Studebaker for a second term as mayor and re-elected Skip O'Neill to a second term as councilor. Additionally, Theresa Kohlhoff and John LaMotte were elected to the council. All terms are through December 31, 2020.  Other election results include:

  • Measure 3-489 - passed
  • Measure 3-490 - passed
  • Measure 3-491 - failed

Measures are available at the supporting documents posted below. Official election results are available on the Clackamas County Elections website.

Clackamas County administers and conducts all Federal, State, County, City and Special District elections in the county.

Convenient Ballot Box Locations

Lake Oswego Has two ballot drop box locations

City Hall - Outdoor Box
380 A Avenue
Upper parking lot on Fourth St. behind the building, in the turn around - open 24/7!

Lake Oswego Public Library - Indoor Box
706 Fourth Street
During library hours


Voter Registration

The Oregon Secretary of State's website offers an online voter registration form and a way to check on or update your registration. Voter registration forms are also available at City Hall and the library.  Questions about your registration? Click here.