Benton County Commissioner

This office will appear on the May 15, 2018 Primary Election ballot. Major party candidates who are nominated in the Primary will appear on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.

Requirements for the office of County Commissioner:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States at the time of taking office and thereafter, for the length of time in office;
  • Must be a resident of Benton County for at least one year prior to the time of filing for office and thereafter, for the length of time in office;
  • Must be a registered voter of Benton County at the time of taking office and thereafter, for the length of time in office; and
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of taking office.
  • No other special qualifications or certifications required;
  • Term of office is for the duration of four years;
  • If office is vacant, county governing body appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular election.

Democratic, Independent and Republican Filing Resources for the May 15, 2018 Primary Election

First day to file: September 7, 2017
Last day to file: March 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm

If filing by fee, form SEL 101 Candidate Filing - Major Political Party or Nonpartisan and $50 are required.

Democratic party candidates filing by petition will need to submit SEL 101 Candidate Filing - Major Political Party or NonpartisanSEL 102 Candidate Signature Sheet - Major Party and SEL 338 Petition Submission - Candidate, Voters' Pamphlet prior to obtaining the 487 valid signatures. Please have all signatures into the Elections office by 5:00 pm February 27, 2018 to allow for adequate processing time before the March 6, 2018 filing deadline. 

Independent party candidates filing by petition will need to submit SEL 101 Candidate Filing - Major Political Party or Nonpartisan, SEL 102 Candidate Signature Sheet - Major Party and SEL 338 Petition Submission - Candidate, Voters' Pamphlet prior to obtaining the 41 valid signatures. Please have all signatures into the Elections office by 5:00 pm February 27, 2018 to allow for adequate processing time before the March 6, 2018 filing deadline

Republican party candidates filing by petition will need to submit form SEL 101 Candidate Filing - Major Party or NonpartisanSEL 102 Candidate Signature Sheet - Major Party and SEL 338 Petition Submission - Candidate, Voters' Pamphlet prior to obtaining the 255 valid signatures. Please have all signatures into the Elections office by 5:00 pm February 27, 2018 to allow for adequate processing time before the March 6, 2018 filing deadline.

Additional information regarding filing for office can be found in the Candidate's Manual and Campaign Finance, both are published by the Secretary of State.

Minor Parties and Nonpartisan Filing Resources for the November 6, 2018 General Election

First day to file: May 30, 2018
Last day to file: August 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Minor party candidates will need to submit form SEL 110 Candidate Filing - Minor Political Party with the Candidate Nominating Certificate executed by a party office and notarized.

Nonpartisan candidates will need to submit form SEL 114 Candidate Filing - Individual Electors, SEL 122 Candidate Signature Sheet - Nonpartisan and SEL 338 Petition Submission - Candidate, Voters' Pamphlet prior to obtaining the 488 valid signatures. Please have all signatures into the Elections office by 5:00 pm August 21, 2018 to allow for adequate processing time before the August 28, 2018 filing deadline.

Additional information regarding filing for office can be found in the Candidate's Manual and Campaign Finance, both are published by the Secretary of State.

County Voters' Pamphlet
First, determine if there will be a County Voters' Pamphlet produced for this election. Inclusion in the County Voters' Pamphlet is optional with a fee. Please refer to the County Voters' Pamphlet page for instructions, deadlines and fees.