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Four key posts on Silverton ballot in November

Candidate packets are now available for municipal positions in Silverton that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Voters will cast ballots for mayor, with Kyle Palmer already having announced he will not seek a new two-year term, and three councilor seats.

The four-year Silverton City Council seats currently held by Dana Smith, Jim Sears and Crystal Neideigh also will be on the ballot.

The volunteer positions are non-partisan. Thus there was not a May primary as there was for the Legislature, Congress and state and federal elected offices. All Silverton councilor positions are at-large and the new terms begin Jan. 9, 2023.

Candidates can file by fee ($50) or by petition. The filing deadline to make the ballot is Aug. 30. To qualify, a candidate must be a registered voter in Silverton and must have resided in Silverton continuously in the 12 months preceding the election.

Those interested in picking up papers can do so at City Hall or contact city clerk Traci Nichols, the elections official for Silverton at 503-874-2216 or [email protected].

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