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City of Talent
November 3, 2020
To Interested Parties:
Talent City Council seats numbers 2, 4 and 6 are up for election in the November 3, 2020 General Election. The filing period for running as a candidate in the November election is June 3 through August 25, 2020. Rules for prospective candidates are governed by state law and the Talent Municipal Code. Prospective candidates are responsible for ensuring compliance with state and local laws.
Candidate Filing Forms Received to Date
The Jackson County Elections Office is the agency that will conduct the November General Election. For comprehensive election information, please see https://jacksoncountyor.org/clerk/Elections/Elections-Office.
The Talent Municipal Code contains the local rules for prospective candidates. Those rules can be found in Chapter 2.05 of the Code. Please see www.cityoftalent.org and click on the link on the right hand side of the homepage that says “Talent Municipal Code.” The Talent City Council recently passed an emergency ordinance to allow prospective candidates to pay a $20.00 filing fee in lieu of collecting signatures on a nominating petition. To pay the fee, a check made out to the City of Talent in the amount of $20.00 must accompany the candidate's filing documents.
The Elections Division of the Office of Oregon Secretary of State publishes a County, City and District Candidates Manual (https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/county-city-district-candidates.pdf) that contains important information for prospective candidates, including links to required forms. Please se pp. 22 and 23 of the Manual for specific information for candidates for city elections. All necessary forms for prospective candidates can be downloaded from the Secretary of State’s manual.
For additional information or questions, please contact the Talent City Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read all online information first prior to contacting the Manager's office with questions.