City Candidates

First, call the city you live in. They can help you learn more about the duties and responsibilities of serving on their board and tell you what positions will appear on the next election ballot.

November 6, 2018 is the next election where voters can choose mayor and city council board members.

Filing forms must be typed or typed information attached to form. After completing the form, print it, sign it, and submit it to your city. An original signature is required. These forms can also be obtained at the Elections Office 120 NW 4th St Room 13, Corvallis, OR 97330.

SEL 101 Candidate Filing - Major Political Party or Nonpartisan
Used to file for candidacy. This filing will appear on the Benton County website at www.co.benton.or.us/elections.

SEL 121 Candidate Signature Sheet - Nonpartisan and
SEL 338 Petition Submission - Candidate, Voters' Pamphlet
Used only if the candidate is filing by collecting signatures, a requirement in some cities. Make sure you know how many signatures you will need, that signers are registered voters living in your city limits and that you obtain 10% more signatures than are needed. When filing by petition, forms must be filed with the city in advance of the deadline to give elections officials time to complete the signature verification process by the filing deadline. Please contact your city for timeline.

SEL 150 Candidate Filing - Withdrawal 
Withdraw by the deadline.

Campaign Finance
Campaign finance are now filed with the Secretary of State Office. Please contact the Elections Division at 503-986-1518 or visit their website for more information.

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 instruction, deadlines and fees.