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.
| Measure 3-430|
| Yes|| 2,608|| 90.1%|
- These results are from the Clackamas County elections office.
Text of measure
||Charter Amendment To Fill Vacancies At May And November Elections
The question on the ballot:
|| Shall the City amend the City Charter to allow vacancies to be filled at May and November elections?
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