Notice of Elections of City Officials

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 an election will be held in the City of Hermiston, Umatilla County, Oregon for your choice of candidates for the office of Ward Specific Councilors and Municipal Judge.  The election will be conducted by mail.  Your choice of candidates will be presented upon the official ballot and shall be voted upon by all qualified voters of the City.

Filing for Position

City elections shall be held at the same times and places as general state elections in accordance with applicable state election laws.  The election offices and precincts for such elections shall be the same as for regular state elections.  Elections shall be nonpartisan.  The filing deadline for positions of Ward Specific Councilors and Municipal Judge is 5:00 pm March 6, 2018.

Filing Instructions

The filing forms and manuals are available at City Hall or online at the Secretary of State’s website which is listed below.

Forms are to be filed with the City Recorder at:

City Hall
180 NE 2nd Street
Hermiston, OR 97838

Qualifications for Ward Specific Councilors and Municipal Judge

No person shall be eligible to the office of Ward Specific Councilors or Municipal Judge unless at the time of their election he or she is a qualified voter of the state and has resided in the City for one year immediately preceding their nomination or declaration for the office. A map of the wards is available online at

Positions and Terms

  • Ward Specific Councilors
    • Ward I (Precinct 126)- Four year term
    • Ward II (Precinct 127 & 128)- Four year term
    • Ward III (Precinct 129)- Four year term
    • Ward IV (Precinct 130)- Four year term
  • Municipal Judge – Two year term

If at the May primary election (the third Tuesday of May), two (2) or less candidates file nomination petitions or declarations of candidacy for the position of Ward Specific Councilors or Municipal Judge, then the May election shall be considered the general election.

If three (3) or more candidates file, then the May election shall be considered the primary election and the two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be the nominees whose names shall appear on the ballot for the November general election.  Should any candidate receive a majority of all votes cast for the office at the May 15, 2018 election, then the name of that candidate shall be printed separately on the ballot at the general election under the designation equivalent to “Vote for One” and no other name shall be printed on the ballot in opposition to such candidate.  One space, however, shall be left following such name in which the voter may insert the name of any person for whom the voter wishes to cast a ballot.

Lilly Alarcon-Strong, City Recorder

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