Current Election Information

Primary Election, May 19, 2020

The next currently scheduled election in Wasco County will be the Primary Election. The main purpose of a Primary election is to vote on partisan candidates who will then advance to the General Election in November 2020. In addition to Federal and State partisan offices, the non-partisan County offices listed below will be up for nomination and/or election. Precinct committeepersons are also elected during the May Primary. See the Precinct Committeeperson Filing section for more details.

County Office Filing Information
The first day to file for office is September 12, 2019, and the last day to file is March 10, 2020 by 5 pm
. Filing for County offices must be done with the Wasco County Clerk's Office. State positions are handled by the Secretary of State's Elections Division

Per ORS 204.016, all persons wishing to file for office must be a citizen of the United States and an elector (registered voter) under the Oregon Constitution. Some offices have specific requirements as noted below. Additional details can be found on page 18 of the County, City and District Candidate Manual.

Office
Age
Residency
Term of Office
Special Requirements
Assessor
18
Resident of county 1 year prior to election.
4 years
Must be registered appraiser or trainee and have 2 years accounting experience or 2 years employment in appraiser's office.  Must be certified to be eligible by Dept. of Revenue.
ORS 204.016(4)
Clerk
18
Resident of county 1 year prior to election.
4 years
 
Commissioner, Position 2
18
Resident of county 1 year prior to election.
4 years
 
Sheriff
21
Resident of county 1 year prior to election.
4 years
Proof of certification or eligibility for certification by Department of Public Safety Standards and Training must be provided to filing officer no later than 70 days prior to election.
ORS 206.015
Treasurer
18
Resident of county 1 year prior to election.
4 years
 

To file for most offices, use form SEL 101. A filing fee of $50 or collection of signatures from registered voters is required - please contact our office if you plan to collect signatures so we can ensure the correct procedure is followed. Before filing for office, we recommend reading the County, City and District Candidate Manual so you are familiar with election laws and Campaign Finance requirements.

Who has filed for County offices?
The following people have filed for office in Wasco County:
Assessor
Clerk
Commissioner, Position 2
Sheriff
Treasurer
Precinct Committeeperson (PCP) Filing
The first day to file for Precinct Committeeperson is September 30, 2019. Recent legislation has brought changes to the Precinct Committeeperson filing process - please read the information below carefully before filing!

  • Filing is no longer based on gender
  • Each Precinct is allowed one PCP per 250 voters, with a minimum of two PCPs per precinct. See the table below to see how many positions are open for each precinct.
  • A person may file (or be nominated) in their resident precinct, an adjacent precinct, or any precinct that shares the same State Representative District within the same county.
  • If you wish to have your name appear on the ballot, file using form SEL 105. You must be a member of your stated political party by September 11, 2019 to be eligible. The last day to file using this form is 5 pm on March 10, 2020.
  • If you would like to nominate someone for a PCP position, use form SEL 105N. The nominated candidate must be a member of the stated political party by November 21, 2019 to be eligible, and both the nominator and candidate must be a member of the same party and within the same State Representative district (see table below). The last day to file using this form is 8 pm on election day, May 19, 2020.
  • If you decide to file by write-in, you must submit form SEL 105D. You must be a member of the stated political party by November 21, 2019. The last day to file using this form is 8 pm on election day, May 19, 2020.
To find out what precinct and State Representative (House) District you live in, use our new Precinct Voting Map. Simply enter your address, then click on your house on the map. This will bring up a display with your Precinct, US Representative district, and State districts (Senate and House). Once you know your precinct, refer to the table below to see which precincts you can file for and the number of open positions in that precinct.
 
Precinct / State Rep District table:
Precinct   Name # of PCP Adjacent Precinct State Rep District
1 West The Dalles 11 1, 2, 5, 6 59
2 Colonel Wright 11 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11 59
3 Mid The Dalles 10 2, 3, 4, 11 59
4 East The Dalles 8 2, 4, 11, 12 59
5 Rowena-Mosier 8 1, 5, 6, 7 59
6 Chenowith Area 2 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 59
7 Cherry Hts, Mill Creek, Dry Hollow 5 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 59
8 Petersburg-Dufur 2 7, 8, 9, 12 59
9 Tygh Valley-Wamic 3 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 59
10 Maupin City, W Maupin, Warm Springs 4 9, 10, 13, 14 59
11 Rural TD; House #57, Senate #29 2 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 12 57
12 Dufur & Petersburg House #57, Senate #29 3 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 57
13 Tygh Valley House #57, Senate #29 2 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 57
14  Antelope, Shaniko, E Maupin Sen #29, House #57 2 10, 12, 13, 14 57