City Council Elections
At the 2024 General Election on November 5, 2024, the positions of Mayor and three Councilor positions will appear on the ballot.  The filing period for interested candidates begins on June 5, 2024 and all filing requirements must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2024. Candidate Packets will be available in the Spring.

***Candidates must complete a Candidate Filing Form and Candidate Signature Sheet and have it approved by the City Recorder/ City Elections Officer prior to gathering any signatures.  Signatures gathered before written approval will be rejected.    

Open City of Keizer Positions

Mayor Currently held by Cathy Clark Two Year Term
Councilor Position #1 Currently held by Laura Reid Four Year Term
Councilor Position #2 Currently held by Shaney Star Four Year Term
Councilor Position #3 Currently held by Kyle Juran Four Year Term

  • All positions are non-partisan.
  • Council positions are elected at-large.
  • All positions are volunteer (non-paid).
  • All terms will begin on January 6, 2025. 

Qualifications and Residency Requirements

To qualify as a candidate for Mayor or City Councilor, the candidate must be:  

A qualified elector under the laws and constitution of the State of Oregon and a registered voter of the City of Keizer; and  

A resident of the City of Keizer who has resided continuously in the City during the 12 months immediately preceding the election that the Candidate is filing for. 

The Keizer City Charter requires a petition to be submitted and it must contain a minimum of 120 qualified signatures (Keizer registered voters).  ***Please see the note above regarding signature collection.  

City elections are governed by the laws and regulations of the City of Keizer, Marion County, and the State of Oregon.  See the City of Keizer Charter for City-specific rules and see the links below for County and State election resources.

Helpful documents & links

Letter to Prospective Candidates

Carta a los Potenciales Candidators

A Guide for Prospective City Elected Officials

Manuals, Forms, Tutorials and Election Laws

County, City, and District Candidate Manual

City Charter.pdf

Election signs - City of Keizer Community Development Bulletin

Oregon Online Voter Registration 

Oregon Drop Box Locator

Marion County Elections - Ballot Drop Sites

Translation Advisory Council - Making Voting Accessible

Election Translated Voters' Pamphlets

 The Keizer City Recorder, Melissa Bisset, is the City Election Officer for the City of Keizer elections.  Please contact Melissa Bisset at or at 503-856-3412 for additional information.