Elections

NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in running for the Maywood Park City Council and serving as a public official. City Council positions on the November 2018 ballot will consist of 3 City Councilor positions. Candidates that receive the two highest amount of votes will be elected to 4-year terms. The candidate with the next highest amount of votes will be elected to a 2-year term. At the first Council meeting of 2019, the Council will vote a Chairman, who will serve as Mayor for a 2-year term, and elect a Council President.

Below is the information you will need to file for office. Please read the information thoroughly to ensure your candidate paperwork is complete, accurate and submitted on time.

The following forms and resource information can also be found on the City’s website www.cityofmaywoodpark.com. The filing deadlines apply to all City of Maywood Park candidates. The first day a candidate can file for office is May 30, 2018.

The City Recorder, Bonnie Davey, is the Elections Filing Officer for the City of Maywood Park and can be reached at:

Maywood Park City Office

10100 NE Prescott, Suite 147, Portland, OR 97220

(503) 255-9805

email: office@cityofmaywoodpark.com

Other Contact Information:

Multnomah County Elections

1040 SE Morrison St.

Portland, OR 97214

Phone: (503) 988-3720

web: https://multco.us/elections

Oregon Secretary of State

Elections Division

255 Capitol St NE, Suite 501

Salem, OR 97310

Phone: (503) 986-1518

web: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/default.aspx

MAYWOOD PARK COUNCILOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meetings; 1st and 3rd Mondays every month
  • Typically spend at least 6 hours per month at council meetings and being preparing for agenda items
  • Prepare by attending at least 4 months of meetings to gain an understanding of the City prior to becoming seated on the Council in January.
  • Willing to do 1-3 extra meetings (during the day) per year
  • Carry a responsibility for the Council (streets, franchises, etc.)
  • Attend other city functions; 4th of July, Christmas, Easter Egg hunt, clean ups, decorate tree, etc.
  • Help with drafting/ working on projects
  • Budget research
  • Goodwill ambassador
  • Help prepare budget

– RUNNING FOR OFFICE –

There are two ways for you to choose to file with the City Recorder for public office:

  1. Submit a completed candidate filing form SEL 101 (no fee).

OR

  1. Submit a nominating petition containing at least 5 valid signatures (no fee).

Candidates Seeking to Run for Election as Councilor in the City of Maywood Park By Form SEL 101:

  • To file, you must be a registered voter in Multnomah County and have been a resident of Maywood Park for at least the last 12 months. You may not run if you are an employee of the city of Maywood Park. You may only run for one city office in a single election. All city offices must be nonpartisan.
  • Please completely fill out Form SEL 101. SEL 101

There is no fee associated with this form.

  • Submit your completed form to the City Recorder by August 28, 2018.

– By Mail: 10100 NE Prescott, Suite 147 Portland, Oregon 97220

– By Scan/Email: office@cityofmaywoodpark.com

– In Person: At any City Council Meeting

  • Deadline to withdraw your candidacy for any reason is August 31, 2018. SEL 150

Candidates Seeking to Run for Election as Councilor in the City of Maywood Park By Petition:

  • To file, you must be a registered voter in Multnomah County AND have been a resident of Maywood Park for at least the last 12 months. You may not run if you are an employee of the city of Maywood Park. You may only run for one city office in a single election. All city offices must be nonpartisan.
  • Please completely fill out Form SEL 101. SEL 101

Mark “Prospective Petition” and;

  • Complete “Candidate Information” only on the SEL 121 Candidate Signature Sheet – Nonpartisan SEL 121
  • Submit your completed form to the City Recorder as soon as possible.

– By Mail: 10100 NE Prescott, Suite 147 Maywood Park, Oregon 97220

– By Scan/Email: office@cityofmaywoodpark.com

– In Person: At any City Council Meeting

  • Upon receiving your forms, the City Recorder will review them for the required information and if it is complete, will provide written approval to circulate the prospective nominating petition. The written approval will include your: Petition ID Number; Number of signatures required (5) and the filing deadline, which is to the City Recorder for verification of signatures by August 3, 2018.
  • Final filing deadline, with approved and verified signatures and form is August 28, 2018
  • Deadline to withdraw your candidacy for any reason is August 31, 2018. SEL 150

Campaign Finance Guidelines:

Each candidate must establish a campaign account and file a Statement of Organization designating a candidate committee unless the candidate meets ALL three of the following conditions: (Which typically applies to Maywood Park candidates historically)

  • Candidate serves as the candidate’s own treasurer;
  • Candidate does not have an existing candidate committee; AND
  • Candidate does not expect to receive or spend more than $750 during a calendar year. (The $750 includes personal funds spent for any campaign related cost.)

Financial reporting is filed directly with the Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division. Link to State Campaign Finance Information:

http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/campaign-finance.pdf

http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/orestar.aspx

Multnomah County Voter’s Pamphlet:

If you elect for the option to be included in the Multnomah County’s Voter’s Pamphlet, there is a $25.00 fee and submission needs to be turned in directly to the Multnomah County’s Elections office by September 10, 2018.

!!! PLEASE RETAIN COPIES OF ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS !!!

Important Dates:

May 30, 2018 – Candidate first day to file

August 3, 2018 – Petitioning candidates last day to submit signatures

August 28, 2018 – Candidate last day to file

August 31, 2018 – Candidate last day to withdraw candidacy

September 10, 2018 – Candidate last day to submit statement to County Elections Office for inclusion in voter’s pamphlet.

November 6, 2018 – Election Day!

By December 31, 2018 – Delivery of a Certificate of Election to candidates

First Council Meeting of January – Swearing in Oaths of Office. Council votes Mayor & Council President.

Important and Helpful Links:

Form SEL 101 (filing form): Attached

SEL 101

Form SEL 121 (petitioned filing form): Attached

SEL 121

Form SEL 150 (withdraw form): Attached

SEL 150

City Candidate Manual: Reference

City Candidate Manual

Campaign Finance Manual: Reference

Campaign Finance Manual

Example Form SEL 101 for Maywood Park: Attached

Available in printed packet or contact office – office@cityofmaywoodpark.com

Example Form SEL 121 for Maywood Park: Attached

Available in printed packet or contact office – office@cityofmaywoodpark.com

Maywood Park City Charter: Reference

Maywood Park City Charter

Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) State Reporting Requirements: Reference

All persons holding an elected office in the City of Maywood Park are required to file Statements of Economic Interest with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. The annual reports must be filed by April 15 every year of the incumbency of the the elected official. This is all done electronically and you will be notified prior to the due date. Information will be requested concerning sources of income, property, business interests and gifts related to the office. Civil penalties may be imposed for failure to file or for insufficient information. These forms are done online and email noticed in March. For more information visit: SEI link