The City of Cannon Beach has two city council positions open at the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The positions are ‘at large’ as Cannon Beach is not divided into precincts or wards.

Two councilors, Nancy McCarthy and Brandon Ogilvie, are running for second terms. Council members are allowed to serve two consecutive 4-year terms.

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for a city council position please read the information below and contact the City Elections Officer, Colleen Dick: 503 436 8052 dick@ci.cannon-beach.or.us. She will discuss the process with you and assist you with the initial paperwork. Candidates are provided with a notebook of useful and pertinent information to help understand the Council-Manager form of government the city utilizes, and what is expected of government officials.

Some important dates to remember are:

June 3, 2020- First day for local (city) candidate to file declaration of candidacy (SEL 101) and candidate signature sheet (SEL 121) with City Elections Official for offices filled at general election.

Aug. 14, 2020 - Recommended date for candidates to submit their petition signature sheets (SEL 121) to the City Elections Official before the actual candidate filing deadline of Aug. 25, in order to allow sufficient time for County Elections Office to verify the signatures, and also to allow time for candidates to obtain more signatures if needed.

Aug. 25, 2020 - Last day for local (city) candidate to file declaration of candidacy (SEL 101) and candidate signature sheets (SEL 121) with City Elections Official for offices filled at general election.

Aug. 28, 2020 - Last day for city candidates to file withdrawal of candidacy. (SEL 150)

Sept. 8, 2020 - Last day for local candidate who files candidacy with County Clerk to file candidate statement for County Voters’ Pamphlet with County Clerk’s office. ($50.00 fee)

Nov. 3, 2020 - Election Day!

You may also visit the Oregon Secretary of State website for information and forms www.sos.oregon.gov and follow the prompts to elections OR visit the Clatsop County website for information and forms www.co.clatsop.or.us, under Services select Clerk/Elections.

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