City Recorder

Elections

As per the City of Myrtle Creek Charter at the general election occurring in 1994 and every fourth year thereafter Councilors for Position 2 and Position 4 shall be elected. At the general election occurring in 1996 and every fourth year thereafter, Position 1, Position 3, and Position 5 shall be elected. 

November 2024 Election  pin with vote printed on it

The following positions will be on the November 5, 2024 ballot: 

            Position #1      Held by Robert Chaney Sr
            Position #3     Held by Susan Harris
            Position #5     Held by Bill Burnett

The filing period for candidates to be named on the ballot begins no earlier than 8:00 AM on August 7, 2024 and must be completed and submitted to the Douglas County Elections Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2024.

It is highly recommended that anyone interested in filing for a City Council position or for Mayor meet with the City Recorder, Joanna Bilbrey, prior to completing any election forms. 

To run for office begin by completing Form SEL 101 (Candidate Filing Form) and the top portion of for form SEL 121 (Candidate Signature Sheet) and submitting them to the City Recorder for verification. Once both forms have been submitted you will receive notice from the City Recorder to begin collecting signatures. The City Charter requires 25 signatures to be placed on the ballot. Once signatures have been gathered, submit the signature sheets with form SEL 338 (Petition Submission) to the City Recorder. All forms are linked below for your convenience. 

When filing for candidacy the 25 signatures must be gathered and verified by the Douglas County Elections Department prior to the August 27th filing deadline. To account for any signatures that may not be valid it is suggested that you gather a minimum of 30 signatures to help ensure that you have the 25 needed.

If you serve as your own treasurer and do not have an existing candidate committee and do not expect to spend or receive more than $750.00 during the entire calendar year (including personal funds) then you do not have to register with the committee in the Secretary of State’s ORESTAR System. If you do meet the requirement to register, then you will need to file the forms listed below:

            SEL 220 – Statement of Organization for Candidate Committee
            SEL 223 – Campaign Account Information

If you have already submitted forms SEL 101 and SEL 338 to the City Recorder then decide to withdraw or change the position you have filed for then the candidate will need to file form SEL 150 –Withdrawal – Candidacy or Nomination no later than August 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

Please contact the City Recorder for additional information about the process.

City of Myrtle Creek Elections Official:

Joanna Bilbrey, City Recorder
City Hall
207 NW Pleasant St
PO Box 940
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
(541) 863-3171
jbilbrey@myrtlecreek.org