How to file
Please review these important instructions for filing for office. Forms are available from the
Secretary of State’s Election Division.
How to withdraw
To withdraw from candidacy or nomination, a candidate must file a
Withdrawal of Candidacy of Nomination (Form SEL 150) with the City Recorder or designee. This form must be filed no later than
March 9, 2018 by 5:00 p.m., otherwise the candidate’s name will be printed on the ballot.
The City of Salem has regulations regarding signs. Before displaying political advertisement signs or distributing leaflets or handbills, please
read the guidelines carefully.
Political signs are considered
“temporary signs” in the Salem Sign Code. Such signs must meet the standards specified in
Salem Revised Code Chapter 900.
You must also obtain permission from the property owner or resident before placing any signs on private property.
Adhering to the sign code will make your campaign more effective, lessen criticism of your signs, and maintain the neat and attractive appearance of our community. Contact
Planning Services for more information about signs.