Special Districts Filing Resources

To learn more about the different types of special districts within Benton County, refer to the Special District section of this website. There you will find information about what each district does, qualifications, duties and responsibilities of elected board members, and contact information for the boards that serve your area.

You must be a registered voter living in the district to file as a candidate for their board. You may call the Elections Office at 541-766-6756 for the districts you are qualified to run for and when positions on their board will appear on the ballot.

Special Districts elect their board members in the Special District Election which is held in odd numbered years in May. The next scheduled Special District Election is May 16, 2023.

Filing by Declaration
First day to file: February 4, 2023
Last day to file: March 16, 2023
Fee: $10.00

Filing by Petition
First day to file: February 4, 2023
Last day to file: March 16, 2023
Number of signatures: Contact the Benton County Elections Office
If possible, please submit Candidate Signature Sheets SEL121 along with associated Petition Submission SEL338 forms up to one week prior to the deadline. This will allow the review process additional time and might provide potential candidates with an opportunity to collect and submit more signatures, if the first submission has an insufficient number of valid signatures.

Filing forms must be typed or typed information attached to form. After completing the form, print it and sign it, before submitting it to the elections office either in person or by mail. An original signature is required. These forms can also be obtained at the Elections Office 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333.

SEL 190 Candidate Filing - District
Used to file for candidacy. This filing will be posted on the Benton County Elections 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. Make sure you know how many signatures you will need, that signers live in your district, and that you obtain at least 10% more signatures than are actually needed.

SEL 150 Candidate Filing - Withdrawal 
Withdrawal deadline is March 16, 2023 at 5:00 PM PST.

Campaign Finance

Campaign finance filings are now filed with Secretary of State Office. Please contact the Elections Division at 503-986-1518 or visit their website at http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/default.aspx 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 instructions, deadlines and fees.