BEND, OR -- Deadlines are approaching for candidates to file for the May Special Election including seats on various Fire District, Parks and Rec, and School boards. Several Deschutes County positions are still open or unopposed.
County Clerk Steve Dennison tells KBND News he hopes people will step up to serve on these critical community boards, “Most of these School District positions have at least a candidate filed. But some of these smaller districts, the water, the fire districts, tend to be a little bit later of a filing. Being local positions, they’re really important. I certainly do hope that folks come out and put their name forward to serve on these boards because they’re critical in the way that our community is run.”
March 16th is the last day to candidates can file. Ahead of that date, there’s an election for the Terrebonne Sanitation District on Tuesday, March 14th. In preparation for the Special Election, the Clerk's Office will test the County's vote counting system at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 6th. The certification is conducted before each election and occurs at the County Clerk's office in Bend. It is open to the public with an RSVP.
A new Redmond ballot drop site is now available in the parking lot near Centennial Park temporarily replacing the one at the library. There is also the drop site at the Fairgrounds.
Candidates looking to file for board positions can go to the Deschutes County website.