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Nomination Process for City Councilors & Mayor

Nominations are made by declaration of candidacy, signed by the candidate, together with a filing fee of $5, or by the filing of a petition containing the signatures of 100 persons having the same qualifications as the office sought and an acceptance of nomination by the candidate. A person signing a petition shall sign only one petition for each office.

Qualifications as prescribed in the Charter of the City of Albany are as follows:

The candidate must be a qualified elector within the meaning of the Constitution of Oregon and have resided in the City during the 12 months immediately preceding the election and in the Ward he or she seeks to represent, in the case of Councilor, for a period of 90 days immediately prior to election.

Nominations shall be filed on and after August 5th, and before 5:00 p.m. on August 20th of each year of the biennial election. Forms for petitions and declarations are available at the office of the City Clerk in Albany City Hall.

Signs during an election

One temporary sign per issue and per candidate may be placed on property based on the ballot of an election within the district where the property is located. In residential zones, signs are limited to an area of four square feet per face and a maximum height of three feet. In commercial or industrial zones, signs are limited to an area of eight square feet per face and a maximum height of five feet. Signs may be placed 45 days prior to an election and removed no more than seven days after the election.

For questions on Albany's sign code, contact Community Development at 541-917-7550.