City of West Linn Vacancy Filling Process Charter Amendment, Measure 3-430 (September 2013)

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A City of West Linn Vacancy Filling Process Charter Amendment, Measure 3-430 ballot question was on the September 17, 2013, election ballot in Clackamas County, which is in Oregon. It was overwhelmingly approved.

This measure amended the charter of the city of West Linn to consolidate what could be two vacancy filling special elections in the same year to either May or November elections.[1]

Election results

Measure 3-430
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,608 90.1%
No2859.9%
These results are from the Clackamas County elections office.

Text of measure

Caption

Charter Amendment To Fill Vacancies At May And November Elections[1][2]

Question

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City amend the City Charter to allow vacancies to be filled at May and November elections?[1][2]

Summary

The Charter provides the process for filling vacancies for the offices of the Mayor, Council, and Municipal Judge. The Charter currently requires vacancies that have one or more years left in the term to be filled at the next special election; special elections are held each year in March and September. The City is required to pay the cost of all special elections and May and November elections in odd numbered years. Additionally, elections of candidates running for expired terms occur during November elections in even numbered years. Under the current charter provisions this can result in two elections for city positions within two months of each other in even numbered years. The proposed amendment would result in all elections being held in either May or November[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Clackamas County September 17, 2013 Sample Ballot
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.