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Seats up for election in November 2022 are Ward 1a, 2a, 3a, and Mayor

2022 Candidate Filing Period

  • August 5, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. until August 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Candidate filing packets are also available at City Hall.

Orientation for Prospective Candidates

On August 2, a short introduction was given to prospective candidates on what to expect as a member of Council.

View the recording on YouTube

There are two ways to file as a candidate...

Declaration (pay $5 filing fee)

Download declaration packet

Petition (collect 100 signatures)

Download petition packet

Candidate applications received

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Looking for your ballot?

  • Benton County: 541-766-6756
  • Linn County: 541-967-3831

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 must be removed no more than seven days after the election.

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


Council positions, terms, and wards


Councilors receive $130 per month, and the mayor receives $185 per month. The mayor and councilors also each receive a $50 internet stipend per month.


City Clerk



 333 Broadalbin SW (1st floor)

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