New Beaverton City Council position filing now open, filing deadline is August 25th, 5pm

New Beaverton City Council position filing now open, filing deadline is August 25th, 5pm

At the 2020 Primary Election Beaverton voters adopted the new Beaverton City Charter of 2021. The Charter created a new City Council Position No. 6 and directed that the new position be filled by election at the 2020 General Election, which is on November 3, 2020.

The candidate who receives the highest number of votes cast for that position will be deemed elected to the position and will take office on January 1, 2021. This position has a four-year term of office.

Beaverton residents interested in running for election for Council Position No. 6 can obtain a Candidate’s Filing Handbook beginning July 17, 2020. This position is elected at large and serves for four years. Candidates must: 1) be 18 years of age by the election date, 2) be a qualified elector of the state, 3) reside continuously in the city during the six months immediately preceding the election, and 4) be willing to sign an Acceptance of Nomination form.

The Candidate’s Handbook can be obtained from the City Elections Officer/City Recorder, Beaverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR; or from the City’s Web site at http://www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Candidates must file a prospective Petition for Nomination Signature sheet with the City Elections Officer for approval. Once approved, the petition may be circulated for signatures. The petition must be signed by not fewer than 10 and not more than 20 qualified voters in the City of Beaverton. Council Position No. 6 must be specified on the petition. Once signatures have been obtained, the petition is filed with the City Elections Officer.

Candidates should allow time for the signature verification process prior to the filing deadline. The City Elections Officer will submit the petitions to the County Elections Office for signature verification and notify the candidate of the results. If it is determined there are not enough valid signatures and the filing deadline has not passed, the candidate may submit additional signatures.

The Filing Deadline is: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Staff Contact: Catherine Jansen, City Recorder/Elections Officer cjansen@beavertonoregon.gov; 503-526-2495.