Elections

INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES REGARDING CITY ELEC

OFFICES FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

POSITIONS WHICH WILL BE ELECTED AT THE

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

     
Elective Office Length of Term   Position Currently Held By:
Mayor
 Councilor at Large
Councilor at Large
Councilor at Large
2 Years
 4 Years
4 Years
4 Years
Pam VanArsdale
 Fred England
Shelli spencer
Mark Poling
     

HOW TO FILE FOR CANDIDACY
Candidates and/or Chief Petitioners may obtain nominating petitions from the Election Official in the City Recorders Office, at 133 Broadway, Rogue River City Hall or online at www.oregonvotes.gov.

PETITION REQUIREMENTS

Petitions are required to contain signatures of registered voters, as follows:

‚         Mayor: 20-signatures of registered voters within the City limits.

‚         Councilor at Large: 20-signatures of registered voters within the City limits.

Registered voters may not sign more than one petition of nomination for the same office. It is recommended that petitions contain 10-15 additional signatures than are required, in the event there are difficulties in verifying qualified electors.

DEADLINE FOR FILING FOR POSITIONS FOR THE
NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

The deadlines for filing nominating positions for City positions, for the November 8, 2016 General Election is August 30, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Petitions must be completed and filed with the Elections Official in the City Recorders Office, at 133 Broadway, Rogue River, prior to the filing deadline to allow sufficient time to have signatures verified by the Jackson County Clerks Office.

REPORTING

Once a Candidate has filed for election, there are specific reporting periods for contributions and expenditures. Reporting deadline information are available with the Elections Official (reporting schedule and Campaign Finance Manual).

QUALIFICATIONS

A qualified elector who has resided in the City during the 12-months immediately preceding the election and a registered voter may be nominated for an elective City office to be filed at the election.

INSTRUCTIONS

1.   Complete and file a Candidate Filing - Major Political Party or Nonpartisan form (SEL101) marked “PROSPECTIVE Petition”; and three Candidate Signature Sheets - Nonpartisan form (SEL 101). The City Elections Official must give written approval prior to circulation of petitions.

Again, it is recommended the candidate obtain more than the required number of signatures on petitions to ensure a sufficient number of valid signatures.

3.   Signature sheets (SEL 121) accompanied with the Petition Submission (SEL 338) must be returned to the City Elections Official to have signatures verified by the County Clerks Office. Applicants should allow ample time for the verification process to be completed before 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2016.

2.   To file a Withdrawal of Candidacy form (SEL150) must be filed with the City Elections Officer no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 2, 2016. A reason for the withdrawal must be provided on the signed form.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED

The Rogue River City Charter, Rogue River Municipal Code 2.05: Establishing Organizational Responsibilities of the Mayor and City Council Members, Rogue River Municipal Code 2.10: Establishing Procedures for City Council Meetings, and, the League of Oregon Cities “So You Want to Run for Local Office”. If you want a Secretary of State’s Office 2014 Campaign Finance Manual please contact the Elections Official at Rogue River City Hall or find it online at www.oregonvotes.gov/elections.