There are four regularly scheduled election dates each year in Oregon:
- the 2nd Tuesday in March
- the 3rd Tuesday in May
- the 4th Tuesday in August.
- the 1st Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
During odd years, the May special election is the only election with candidate positions scheduled. During even years, the May Primary and November General elections are the only elections with candidate positions scheduled. Measures can be placed on any of the four election dates. A recall election date occurs based on when the recall petition was filed.