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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;

 

  1. Filing a declaration of candidacy (SEL 101) and paying a $10 filing fee; or
  2. Filing a declaration of candidacy (SEL 101) and a petition (SEL 121) and collecting 10 signatures of qualified, legal voters of the City of Dayton, Yamhill County, Oregon.

 

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

(503) 864-2221

2020 Candidate Election Procedures are as follows:

 

Choose a filing method - 

 

Method 1)  Filing Fee

 

Turn in the following form:

  • SEL 101 Candidate Filing - See the Candidate Manual for guidelines on completing this form.  Allow 2 - 5 business days for the City Recorder to verify you are a valid candidate.  
  • Pay $10 Filing Fee to the City of Dayton

 

Method 2)  By Petition

 

Turn in the following forms (before gathering any signatures):

  • SEL 101 Candidate Filing - See the Candidate Manual for guidelines on completing this form.  Allow 2 - 5 days for the City Recorder to verify you are a valid candidate.  
  • SEL 121 Candidate Signature Sheet - Nonpartisan - See the Candidate Manual for guidelines on completing this form.

 

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 elections@co.yamhill.or.us or 4141 NE Evens Street, McMinnville, Oregon.  

PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ALL PAPERWORK AND COMPLETION OF SIGNATURE VERIFICATION TO THE DAYTON CITY RECORDER IS AUGUST 21, 2020  AT 4:00 PM AS THE CITY CODE REQUIRES PAPERWORK BE FILED NO LATER THAN 75 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION.  

ADDITIONAL STEPS AFTER FILING FOR OFFICE:

 

  1. Once all forms have been filed with our office and signatures verified, you must sign an acceptance of nomination form with the City Recorder.
  2. Candidates will also need to file forms with the Secretary of Sate for campaign committees and finances.  
  3. City Candidate may buy space in the county voter pamphlet by submitting the "Candidate's Statement for Voter's Pamphlet" form together with a fee.  Yamhill County charges $50 for Dayton candidates, which is set by state law and calculated on the number of registered voters.  The voter pamphlet filing must be submitted to the Yamhill County Clerk not later than 5:00 pm, September 8, 2020. Go to https://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/candidatecommittee-resources for forms.  
  4. The last day a candidate may withdraw their filing is August 28, 2020.

 

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

 

Election Day

07/10/20

 

08/21/20

 

08/28/20

 

09/08/20

 

10/13/20

 

11/03/20

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