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News Release
Filing Period Open for City Offices - 09/20/23

  • Mayor and City Councilor Wards 1, 3, 5 and 7 are up for election in the May 21, 2024 Primary Election.

Salem, Ore. — Are you interested in running for City of Salem office? If so, make an appointment to meet with the City Recorder to discuss the process. 

Each candidate must file a completed Nomination Petition, Certified Signature Sheets and Submission of Nomination Petition by Tuesday, March 12, 2024. They must be filed with the City Recorder’s Office, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 225, Salem, OR 97301 no later than 4:00 p.m.

Before filing, make sure you have lived in a ward with a seat up for election 12 months prior to the election. Council seats on the May 21, 2024 Primary Election ballot include:

2-year Term

4-year Term
Ward 1
Ward 3
Ward 5
Ward 7

All positions are unpaid.

Election resources:

Elections-Run for Elected City Office
Find Your Ward
City Charter
City Council & Mayor

Before preparing to file for election, make an appointment to discuss it with the City Recorder at or 503-588-6097.

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