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2022 Election Information

NOVEMBER 8, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION
Elected City Officers serve four year terms and the election for these positions are held in November of every other year. 


CANDIDATE ELECTION PACKET

Below are the current positions up for election:
 
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE
(currently held by Pamela Burkholder
 Turner)

Completed Petition Submitted

Pamela Burkholder Turner

CITY RECORDER
(currently held by Melissa Huhtala)


Completed Petition Submitted

Melissa Huhtala


COUNCIL POSITION #2                                     
(currently held by Tonya Graham ) 

Completed Petition Submitted 

Tonya Graham

Prospective Petition Submitted

Jon Merripen

Withdrawal

Completed Petition Submitted

Joy Fate




 

COUNCIL POSITION #4
(currently held by Stefani Seffinger)

Completed Petition Submitted


Robert Kaplan

Completed Petition Submitted

Jill Franko

COUNCIL POSITION #6
(currently held by Stephen Jensen)

Prospective Petition Submitted

Linda Peterson Adams


Withdrawal 

Completed Petition Submitted

James E. Falkenstein

Completed Petition Submitted

Eric Hansen

PARKS COMMISSIONER #3
(currently held by Jim Bachman)

Completed Petition Submitted

Jim Bachman

PARKS COMMISSIONER #4
(currently held by Julian Bell)

Prospective Petition Submitted 


Kerry KenCairn

PARKS COMMISSIONER #5
(currently held by Rick Landt)

Completed Petition Submitted

Rick Landt

STATEMENT OF OFFICES AND CANDIDATES
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PROPOSED PETITIONS & REFERENDUMS


City Charter amendment to Article VIII-A, City Manager 
SEL 802 Measure 15-210 Amend Ashland City Charter Article VIII-A
Explanatory Statement



Proposed Amendment to Ashland's Food and Beverage Tax Ordinance 
SEL 802 Measure 15-211 Proposed Amendments to Ashland's Food & Beverage Tax
Explanatory Statement

 
Qualifications for Candidacy for City Offices
City of Ashland

November 8, 2022- General Election

Requirements
  • Registered to vote in the State of Oregon
  • Resides within the City of Ashland limits
 
FILING DATES
First Day to File-June 1, 2022
Filing Deadline- August 12, 2022 at 5PM 
The following manuals will guide you through the nomination by petition process to run for Ashland City Offices:
Candidates Manual


Campaign Finance Manual

 
How to File 

Step 1: File Your Prospective Petition

Complete the three forms listed below and file them with the City Recorder. For your convenience please call to set-up an appointment for this process.

SEL 101 Filing for Candidacy for Nonpartisan Nomination
SEL 121 Petition for Nonpartisan Nomination
City of Ashland - Voluntary Contribution and Spending Limits for Candidate

All Prospective Petitions must be approved by the City Recorder, in writing, before circulating any petitions. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of those signature sheets.

It is recommended that the candidate sign the first line on the first sheet of the Candidate Signature Form.  This will allow the Elections Officer to verify residency and voter requirements.
Step 2: File Your Completed Petition
Circulate the approved petition (SEL 121) for signatures. City of Ashland candidates must collect 25 valid signatures to place a candidate on the ballot. It is recommended that you collect at least 30 signatures before submitting signatures to the Filing Officer for verification (Ashland Municipal Code 2.40).  Once signatures are collected they must be submitted to the City Recorder along with the Petition Submission (SEL 338).

All signature verifications need to be done at the County Clerk's Office. Candidate must take petitions to the City Recorder. City Recorder will take the signatures to the County Clerk for verification.  
Step 3: Follow Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements
ALL REPORTING IS COMPLETED THROUGH THE STATE OF OREGON ELECTIONS DIVISION
Register Your Campaign Committee
Prospective candidates file with the Elections Division for the Oregon Secretary of State a  Statement of Organization for a Candidate Committee (SEL 220)  This form is not required if the candidate is acting as his or her own treasurer and expects to spend or receive less than $750 during a calendar year. This filing must take place within three business days of receiving the first contribution or making an initial expenditure. These filings can be done electronically and additional instructions can be accessed at: Candidate Quick Guide on Campaign Finance reporting in Oregon. At this website you can login and register, by clicking on the OreStar icon, leading you to instructions that will guide you through the registration procedures. For additional information, contact the Elections Division at 1-503-986-1518.
Please review the Campaign Finance Manual for instructions and a schedule of filing deadlines. Campaign Finance forms are filed with the Secretary of State's Election Division. All candidates are required to have a dedicated campaign bank account if they receive contributions or make expenditures over $750 during a calendar year.
If you do not expect to receive a total of more than $3,500 or spend a total of more than $3,500 for an entire election, you may file a Certificate of Limited Contributions and Expenditures (PC 7)If at any time during the election, the total expenditures or contributions exceed $3,500, you must file detailed contribution and expenditure reports.
Sign Regulations
AMC 18.96.030 Exempted Signs
E. Temporary signs not exceeding four square feet, provided the signs are erected no more than 45 days prior to (September 24th) and removed within seven days following an election (November 15th).

 
Voter's Pamphlet
Candidates can file a statement in the Voters' Pamphlet with Jackson County Elections Division. Contact information: 541-774-6148
Filing deadline for the Voter's Pamphlet is September 12, 2022
Cost for filing is $100
Forms most likely needed are: Forms can be obtained only at the Jackson County Election's Office.

 
Election Offices
City of Ashland
Melissa Huhtala, City Recorder
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
melissa.huhtala@ashland.or.us
20 E Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 488-5307
Cell: (541) 613-0194
www.ashland.or.us
Jackson County Elections
Chris Walker, County Clerk
1101 West Main Street Ste 201
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 774-6148
www.co.jackson.or.us
State of Oregon Elections Division
141 State Capitol
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 986-1518
http://www.sos.state.or.us/election

 

 

 

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