Get Involved in Your City Government!
Any registered voter who has lived Garibaldi continuously at least since November 8, 2021, can run for city council! If you have never attended a council meeting, now is the time to consider how you could contribute.
The November 8, 2022, election ballot will feature two open council seats and the mayor’s position.
Those elected to council seats will serve four-year terms, beginning on January 16, 2023, and ending on December 31, 2026. However, the mayor’s position will serve a two-year term, beginning on January 16, 2023, and ending on December 31, 2024.
To run for city office in Garibaldi, an individual must be a registered voter who has resided in the city continuously during the twelve months immediately preceding the November election day. For the general and election in 2022, the deadline to beginning continuous residency in the city was November 8, 2021. Interested and eligible residents must first submit forms to both the state and city.
The city elections officer (or city hall) will accept “nomination papers comprising a petition” for all positions that will be on the general election ballots beginning at 8 a.m. from June 1, 2022, through 5 p.m. on August 30, 2022. Once the city elections officer certifies that a candidate is eligible to run, the candidate must then collect 20 valid signatures from registered Garibaldi voters during the 30-day filing period. Please note that signature sheets must be approved by the city elections officer before they can be circulated.
For more information, candidates should review the Garibaldi City Charter and Municipal Code online at www.codepublishing.com/OR/Garibaldi/. Candidates for local office also need to know state requirements, including campaign finance rules, and should review the state elections website: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/laws-rules-publications.aspx.
In addition, the Tillamook County elections website is a valuable source of information: https://www.co.tillamook.or.us/clerk/page/elections-division.
The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) provides a comprehensive elections overview: https://www.orcities.org/resources/reference/topics-z/details/elections
November 8, 2021
Candidates must have been official city residents.
First day to file nomination papers with the city elections officer.
Note: signature sheets must be approved before being circulated.
Suggested deadline to submit signatures for verification to the city elections officer.
Last day to file nomination papers with the city elections officer.
Note: signatures must be verified by the county elections office
by 5 p.m. on this day.
Last day to withdraw candidacy.
Last day for city candidates to file voters’ pamphlet statements
with the county elections office.
County elections office mails out ballots.
January 16, 2023
Oath of Office administered to individuals elected to councilor
and the mayor’s positions.
About the Garibaldi City Council
City Council is comprised of a mayor and four councilors.
- All council members are elected at large.
- Councilor terms are four years, unless filling an unexpired term.
- The mayor’s term is two years, unless filling an unexpired term.
- Candidates may only run for one position per election.
- Council meetings are held on the third Monday of each month.
- Councilors may attend multiple city and regional meetings each month.
- Councilors must file an annual statement of economic interest with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC).
- Councilors are strongly advised to obtain training from the League of Oregon Cities, or other source, and refresh that training in each new year.
How to File for Candidacy by Petition
Find candidate forms here: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/electionforms.aspx.
Establish a candidate committee by submitting the following forms to the state.
These forms may be submitted electronically via the ORESTAR system. Visit: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/candidatequickguide.pdf.
1. Form SEL220: Statement of Organization for Candidate Committee
SEL220 must be filed within three business days of receiving a campaign contribution or making an expenditure. See the Campaign Finance Manual https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/campaign-finance.pdf
Candidate nomination papers are filed with the city:
All nomination papers are filed with the city elections officer between 100 and 70 days before the election. For the November 8, 2022, general and special election the filing window is June 1 through August 30.
All signature sheets must be approved in writing by the city elections officer before circulating. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of signature sheets. Each candidate must determine in advance which position they plan to run for.
The city elections officer reviews signature sheets and provides written approval prior to candidates circulating signature sheets.
The candidate (or circulator) circulates approved signature sheets (SEL121) to collect signatures following the guidelines in the state’s candidate manual.
The Garibaldi City Charter requires candidates to acquire a minimum of 20 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. It is recommended that more than 20 signatures be collected to ensure that enough valid signatures are gathered.
Signature sheets are submitted to the city elections officer when enough signatures have been collected. Candidates must include a SEL338: Candidate Petition Submission form when submitting signature sheets.
The city elections officer submits signature sheets to the county elections office for verification. Candidates are encouraged to submit signatures by August 23, 2022, to ensure there is enough time for verification.
A candidate who does not submit enough valid signatures may continue collecting signatures until the filing deadline.
Required Campaign Financing
As required by state law, candidates must follow campaign finance reporting requirements. Visit http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/manuals-tutorials.aspx to review the campaign finance reporting manuals. Be sure to review the contribution and expenditure reporting requirements and observe the filing deadlines. For detailed information regarding who must file and when, refer to the candidate manual or check with the local elections officer in the state elections division, at 503-986-1518, or Tillamook County elections at (503) 842-3402 .
Withdrawal of Candidacy
To withdraw from the election, a candidate must file the SEL150 Candidate Filing Withdrawal form with the city elections officer no later than September 2, 2022, for the November 8, 2022, general and special election. Form SEL150 may be downloaded here: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL150.pdf
Identification on Political Material
The state does not enforce identification requirements. The state elections division does, however, strongly recommend that identification be voluntarily included so the public knows who is authorizing the publication.
All election forms that are filed with the city are a matter of public record and will be released if requested.
The city elections officer (city recorder) is available as a resource during your candidacy. Please contact City Recorder Juliet Hyams at 503.457.8579 or email@example.com if you have any questions about the election process.