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Stayton, OR 97383
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November 3, 2020 General Election

City Council

At the 2020 General Election, the positions of two Councilors will appear on the ballot. The filing period for interested candidates begins on June 3, 2020. The filing process must be completed by August 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


The Administrative Services Manager, Alissa Angelo, is the Elections Filing Officer for the City of Stayton elections. You may contact Alissa with questions at aangelo@ci.stayton.or.us or via phone at (503) 769-3425. 

  • Open Positions


    Council members are elected to four-year terms. The following positions have terms ending this year:


    Council position currently held by Christopher Molin
    Council position currently held by Ben McDonald


    • All positions are non-partisan.
    • Council positions are elected at large – meaning candidates may reside in any area inside the Stayton city limits.
    • All positions are volunteer / non-paid.
    • All terms will begin on January 4, 2021.


    Qualifications and Residency Requirements


    • Council members must be a qualified elector under state law, and reside within the city for at least one year immediately before election or appointment to office.
    • No person may be a candidate at a single election for more than one city office.
    • Neither the mayor nor a councilor may be employed by the city.
    • The council is the final judge of the election and qualifications of elected officials.
  • The City of Stayton follows the state guidelines for Candidates Filing by Nominating Petition (Candidate Elections Manual pages 22-24). The referenced filing forms are linked on this page, as well as available for download  in the Forms section of this page. Elections Manuals are produced by the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division and can be found on their website at www.sos.state.or.us.


    Filing Requirements


    If you wish to file candidacy for Councilor, the form below is required. No filing fees are required to run for City of Stayton offices. Guidelines for completion of this form can be found in the Candidate Elections Manual, page 22.



    The completed SEL 101 form must be submitted to the City Elections Officer via one of the following methods prior to the filing deadline:


    • A scanned copy of your form may be submitted via email to aangelo@ci.stayton.or.us
    • A paper copy may be dropped off in the Utility Payments drop-box in front of the Police Department
    • Or you may mail a your completed form to:

      • Attention: Alissa Angelo
        City of Stayton
        362 N. Third Avenue
        Stayton, Oregon 97383


    The complete filing process must be completed by August 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. It is strongly recommended you submit the above form well in advance of this date.

  • Candidates have the opportunity to place a candidate statement in the Marion County Voter Pamphlet. There is a filing fee and applications must be submitted directly to the Marion County Elections Division no later than September 8, 2020. The application form provided by Marion County Elections can be downloaded below.

Elections Contact Information


City of Stayton State of Oregon Marion County

Alissa Angelo, CMC
Administrative Services Manager / Elections Officer
362 N. Third Avenue
Stayton, Oregon 97383
(503) 769-3425

Secretary of State Elections Division
(503) 986-1518

Marion County Elections
(503) 588-5041


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