All six city council seats and the position of mayor will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. For candidates interested in serving the city, the filing period will begin June 11.
Ruth Post, city elections official, said the filing process, including signature verification, must be completed by 5 p.m. Aug. 28.
Each of the positions carry a two-year term beginning next year on Jan. 14. The seats are all elected at-large, which means candidates may reside in any area within the city limits. The six candidates that receive the most votes are elected.
Post said mayor and city councilor candidates must meet two qualifications to run for the office. First, candidates must be considered to be a “qualified elector” within the meaning of Oregon’s state constitution, and second, must be a resident of Philomath during the six months immediately preceding the election.
Those interested should contact Post at City Hall to determine if they meet the qualifications and residency requirements and to learn more about the expectations of serving on the city council.
For more information, go online to the city’s website at www.ci.philomath.or.us.