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City Council positions for City Councilors John Collins, Kitty Mackin and Trini Marquez will expire December 31, 2020. The election to fill these three City Council positions will be held during the General Election November 3, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic to run for office in Dayton, residents can do so by making an appointment to file with the City Recorder either by;
Dayton Municipal Code 1.02.00 Candidates, lists the requirements for local candidate elections. Yamhill County conducts the election. The City is also bound by Oregon Election Law as administered by the Secretary of State.
Dayton City Council Candidate Requirements:
Candidates must be registered voters in the state of Oregon, and have lived in the City of Dayton for one year immediately preceding the election. Candidates must also reside int eh district where they are running for office and throughout their term.
Forms are available from the Secretary of State website. The local elections official must verify candidates, and approve petition nominating signature sheets in writing. Failure to do so before beginning circulation will result in rejection of the signature sheets. All information is public record and can be requested by the public through the Oregon Public Records and Meetings Law.
It is your responsibility to ensure your candidate paperwork is complete and submitted on time. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an appointment must be made in advance of filing paperwork with the City Recorder.
For questions about elections, contact:
Patty Ringnalda, City Recorder
City of Dayton
2020 Candidate Election Procedures are as follows:
Choose a filing method -
Method 1) Filing Fee
Turn in the following form:
Method 2) By Petition
Turn in the following forms (before gathering any signatures):
The City Recorder approves the SEL 121 for signature gathering and provides the candidate with a letter authorizing the collection of signatures. After it has been approved you may start collecting signatures.
Dayton Municipal Code requires the petition to be signed by not less than 10 electors whom reside in the district you are a candidate in. Signers must also be a valid active registered voter in the state of Oregon. If voters are uncertain if they are an active voter, they should contact Yamhill County Elections at (503) 554-7850, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 4141 NE Evens Street, McMinnville, Oregon.
ADDITIONAL STEPS AFTER FILING FOR OFFICE:
All state election forms and manuals can be found online at www.oregonvotes.org.
CITY OF DAYTON ELECTION CALENDAR
First Day to file as a candidate
Last day to complete paperwork as a candidate
Deadline to withdraw candidacy
Deadline to submit statement to Yamhill County for voter's pamphlet
Last day to register to vote
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS & LINKS
City of Dayton Election Calendar
Dayton Municipal Code-Section 1.02.00-Candidates
League of Oregon Cities - "So, You Want to Run for Local Office . . ."
City of Dayton Election Procedures
Yamhill County Candidate Resources
State of Oregon Candidate Manuals & Quick Guides
State of Oregon Voting & Elections
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