General Election Information for Candidates

November 5, 2024 Elections Update

For the latest information on the General Election, please visit Yamhill County Elections.

Qualifications for Office

A qualified elector who has resided in the city during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the election may be a candidate for an elective city position.

City of Sheridan Open Positions

  • Councilor Pos. - Four-year term
  • Councilor Pos. - Four-year term
  • Councilor Pos. - Four-year term

Position Information

  • Council positions are elected at large, meaning candidates may reside in any area within the city limits.
  • All positions are volunteer/non-paid.
  • All terms will begin on January 1, 2025. The Oath of Office will be administered at the first regular meeting of the Council in January 2025.

Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) and State Reporting Requirements

All persons holding elective office in the City of Sheridan are required to file a “Statement of Economic Interest” with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. This annual report must be filed by April 15th of every year that you are in office. You will be required to set up an account and file the information online. The information requested will be your sources of income, property, business interests, and gifts related to the office. Civil penalties may be imposed for failure to file, or for insufficient information.

Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements

Filing of financial documents is done with the Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division. Filing is done electronically, and all the information you will need regarding this process can be found at the state’s website:

Process to Apply to be a Candidate for Election to the Sheridan City Council & Due Dates


Due Date

The City application; Form SEL 101 (Revised 01/2024); and the “Joint County Voters’ Pamphlet Candidate Statement” with pamphlet instructions and attachments (Form JCVP-01) (Revised 01/2024) are available at City Hall, 120 SW Mill St., Sheridan, OR 97378 and online.

Applications available and first Day to file is


Completed City application and Form SEL 101 submitted to City Hall, 120 SW Mill St., Sheridan, OR 97378.


City Recorder sends Certification of Candidates to County Clerk.


Candidate delivers “Joint County Voters’ Pamphlet Candidate Statement” (Form JCVP-01) (Revised 01/2020) for County Voters’ Pamphlet with required attachments and filing fees to County Clerk, 414 NE Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.


 Candidate Filing Withdrawal (Form SEL 150) (Revised 02/2024). TBD
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the City Elections Officer,
Yvonne Hamilton at (503)843-2347.
Thank you for your interest in your local government!
City of Sheridan Council Application. Submit Completed Application with SEL 101 to City Hall, 120 SW Mill Street, Sheridan by 4:00 PM on Monday, August 29, 2022.