The deadline to file for city council elections in Marion, Hillsboro, and Burns is noon Jan. 24.
Filing requires either a $5 fee or a petition signed by a number of eligible voters in the city, 25 in Marion and Hillsboro or five in Burns. Candidates may either file in the Marion County Clerk’s office or with their city clerk.
Feb. 7 is the last day to register to vote in a city primary, if needed, and March 13 is the last day to register to vote in the general elections.
Primary elections will be Feb. 28 if necessary. By state law, Marion will need a primary if there are seven or more candidates for the two council spots, Burns will need one if there are 10 or more candidates for the three council spots, and Hillsboro will need one if there are four or more candidates in either ward.
City general elections will be April 3.
At-large council positions currently filled by Bill R. Holdeman and Steven L. Smith are up for election for four-year terms.
Hillsboro is divided into two wards for City Council positions, with two positions for each ward. The wards are roughly divided by Ash Street north of Third Street, Washington Street between Third and F streets, and Ash Street south of F Street, with Ward 1 west of the line and Ward 2 east of the line.
Council positions filled by Shelby Dirks, Ward 1, and Byron McCarty, Ward 2, are up for election for two-year terms.
At-large council positions held by Daniel S. Huls II, Steve Cheuvront, and James Scott are up for election for two-year terms.