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City of The Dalles, OR

So you think you want to run for an elected office

The City Clerk is the Elections Officer for the City of The Dalles. 

We have compiled the following information that might be helpful in making that decision:

1.  City of The Dalles Charter  - 2020

2.  City of The Dalles City Council Rules/Code of Conduct

3.  City Council Goals

4.  Oregon Government Ethics Law

5. Summary of Public Meeting Law and Election Law

6. Reference Guide Public Meeting Law

7.  Parliamentary Procedures

8.  City of The Dalles Organizational Flow Chart  

The positions that will be on the  November 5, 2024, General Election are:  
Council Position #2 - incumbent Darcy Long - 4 year term
Council Position #4 - incumbent Dan Richardson - 4 year term
Council Position #5 - incumbent Rod Runyon - 4 year term

First day to file for election:  June 3, 2024

Minimum qualifications include:  the candidate must be a registered voter and reside within the city limits at least 12 months immediately before being elected or appointed to office.  No person may be a candidate at a single election for more than one elective City office.

Potential Candidates can file a petition with 100 signatures but first must get the petitions forms from the City Clerk; petitions must be on forms provided, and numbered.    Filings are due to City Clerk via email at cityinfo@ci.the-dalles.or.us or USPS 313 Court Street The Dalles, OR 97058  OR Pay a $25.00 filing fee.

DEADLINE TO FILE IS AUGUST 27, 2024.   If you are filing with a petition, signatures must be received by August 12th, to allow verification of signatures.

Forms are available online at:   http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/electionforms.aspx

  • If filing by Declaration: Complete and file form SEL 101, Candidate Filing for Nonpartisan Nomination; pay $25.00 fee.

Please see Campaign Finance Reporting Section for specific requirements regarding additional forms which may need to be filed.

Potential Candidates can file a petition with 100 signatures – but first must get the petitions forms from the City Clerk;
Signatures are due to the City Clerk by August 12, 2024

Last day to file August 27, 2024 5pm

To file a withdrawal of candidacy, Form SEL 150 must be filed with the City Elections Officer no later than 5:00 p.m., August 30, 2024.

For more information contact City Clerk,  City Elections Officer