​The Oregon Department of Ag​riculture (ODA) Natural Resources Program oversees the conservation district elections process. Elections for SWCD directors occur every two years. The next General Election is scheduled for November 6, 2018.

Candidates and districts must follow specific guidelines to advertise the elections and to have candidates’ applications processed and placed on the ballot. ODA notifies the districts and county clerks which positions are to be on the ballot for election, the procedures to follow, and deadlines needing to be met.

Candidates and districts are responsible to submit the appropriate paperwork to the local county clerk and to ODA.

Information and filing forms for candidates

Candidate packet for SWCD director elections

SWCD director candidate information packet

Candidate quick guide on campaign finance reporting in Oregon

SWCD campaign finance reporting handout

Declaration of Candidacy form

SWCD declaration of candidacy form

Oath of Office form

SWCD Oath of Office form

Petition for Nomination signature sheet

SWCD director nomination signature sheet

Withdrawal of Candidacy form

SWCD director candidacy withdrawal form

Information and forms for SWCDs

Declaration of intent and request for write-in votes to be tallied

SWCD Declaration of Intent form

Director elections information and instructions

SWCD director elections information

Fact Sheet: SWCD Political Campaigning and Lobbying

SWCD Political Campaigning and Lobbying handout

Quick reference: Restrictions on public campaigning by public employees


Restrictions on public campaigning by public employees

Restrictions on public campaigning

Sample Legal Notice

SWCD legal notice sample

SWCD Public Employee Restrictions Poster


​​​​Other related links

Election laws, rules, and publications

Secretary of State resources SOS elections resources

Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division

Oregon Secretary of State Voting & Elections

Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division: Campaign Finance

SOS campaign finance info



Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD)
Phone: 503-986-4700