Mayor and Council positions are non-partisan and placed before the voters at biennial general elections held in November of even numbered years.
The Mayor position is nominated at large and serves a two-year term. Council Members are nominated at-large and serve a four-year term.
A qualified candidate is at least 18 years of age, a registered voter in the State of Oregon, and a current, legal resident of the City of Vernonia continuously during the 12 months immediately preceding an election.
The Vernonia area ballot box is located at the Vernonia Library.