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Klamath Falls election call: Positions open for civic leaders

Klamath Falls, Oregon – The City of Klamath Falls invites its residents to engage in local governance by running for available elected city positions. With the election scheduled for November 5, 2024, the filing window opens on June 5, 2024, and closes on August 27, 2024. Key positions up for grabs include Mayor and Council Positions for Wards 1, 2, and 3.

Qualifications for Candidacy

To be eligible for a council position, candidates must have been residents of Klamath Falls or its annexed areas continuously for the four years preceding the election. They must also currently reside in the ward they wish to represent and be a qualified elector, as outlined in the State Constitution.

For mayoral candidates, the requirements are similar, with the primary condition being residence within the city limits for the four years before the election and maintaining residence within the city at the time of the election.

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Filing Procedures and Resources

Prospective candidates should contact City Recorder Nickole Barrington at 500 Klamath Avenue to obtain the necessary election manual and filing forms starting June 5, 2024. It is recommended that candidates secure these materials well before the August 27 deadline to ensure adequate preparation for their campaign.

For further details or questions about running for office, interested parties can reach out via email or by calling the Office of the City Recorder. This upcoming election offers a significant opportunity for Klamath Falls residents to actively participate in shaping the community’s future. Newly elected officials will commence their terms on January 1, 2025, ushering in a new era of leadership for the city.

Gideon Fairchild


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