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Roseburg General Election voters’ information now available


ROSEBURG, Ore. – Roseburg residents can learn about candidates running for mayor and the City Council as well as a psilocybin ballot measure that will be on the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election ballot -- as well as how to register to vote and vote by mail – in a voters’ pamphlet now available.

Residents can find a copy of the 2022 City of Roseburg General Election Information pamphlet on the City’s website or pick up paper copies at Roseburg City Hall, 900 SE Douglas Ave.; Roseburg Public Safety Center, 700 SE Douglas Ave.; or Roseburg Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Residents also can request a printed copy by contacting City Administration at 541-492-6866 or

“We started creating this publication a few years ago as a way to help our citizens learn more about local candidates and measures,” said Assistant City Manager/City Recorder Amy Sowa.

The following offices are up for election:

• Mayor – Elected at large by all registered city voters for a two-year term ending Dec. 31, 2024;

• Councilor, Ward 1, Position 1 – Elected by ward for a four-year term ending Dec. 31, 2026;

• Councilor, Ward 2, Position 1 – Elected by ward for a four-year term ending Dec. 31, 2026;

• Councilor, Ward 3, Position 1 – Elected by ward for a four-year term ending Dec. 31, 2026;

• Councilor, Ward 4, Position 1 – Elected by ward for a four-year term ending Dec. 31, 2026;

Here are the candidates who qualified to have their names placed on the ballot by filing nomination petitions and the required number of voter signatures with the Roseburg City Recorder by Tuesday, Aug. 30:

• Candidate for Mayor: Larry Rich

• Councilor, Ward 1, Position 1: Kylee Rummel

• Councilor, Ward 2, Position 1: Shelley Briggs Loosley

• Councilor, Ward 3, Position 1: Ellen Porter

• Councilor, Ward 4, Position 1: Ruth Smith

The 2022 Roseburg General Election Information pamphlet provides voters with information about City Council candidate Ellen Porter and city ballot Measure 10-204 on Psilocybin-Related Businesses. The ballot measure asks voters, “Shall the City of Roseburg allow psilocybin-related businesses in Roseburg?” The information pamphlet summarizes the proposed measure and provides an explanatory statement.

No opposing arguments were submitted to the City Recorder.

Candidates for mayor and City Council don’t run in Roseburg’s primary election. They run only in the November general election.

Candidates for the urban sanitary district, and the boards of Roseburg Public Schools, Umpqua Community College and Douglas Education Service District run during Special District Elections held in May during odd-numbered years. The general election information pamphlet won’t contain information about those races or candidates.

Residents who are at least 18 but not already registered to vote must register by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to vote in the upcoming election. Learn more about registering to vote from the Oregon Secretary of State website.

Sowa would like to remind certified candidates that they must follow Oregon state law (ORS 377.720) and the Roseburg Municipal Code to legally post campaign signs and other campaign materials in the 90-day period before the general election. By law, campaign signs can be up through Friday, Nov. 11 – three days after the election.

Campaign signs must adhere to the following rules:

• Signs must not be placed on sidewalks or any other public right-of-way, which is generally the area from the street to the property line and can include sidewalk, grass, gravel, a planting strip, etc.;

• Signs should be no more than 32 square feet and the entire campaign message must be contained on one sign;

• Permission from the property owner is required to post signs on private property;

• Signs are not allowed on or within:

  • public parks;
  • utility poles;
  • bridges or other scenic areas;
  • fences, trees or other publicly posted signs.

Campaign signs found to be violating state law or City Code will be removed and stored at the Roseburg Public Works Shop at 425 NE Fulton St. Signs will be held for 10 days to give owners time to collect them but then discarded.

Candidates and campaign workers should remove campaign signs that were not placed legally. Members of the public who see campaign signs that were placed illegally should report them as soon as possible to the Roseburg Public Works Department at or 541-492-6730.

Candidates also must adhere to state law by filing campaign finance reports online with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office. Learn more about deadlines and other requirements in the Oregon Secretary of State’s online 2022 Campaign Finance Manual.

For more information, contact Assistant City Manager/City Recorder Amy Sowa at 541-492-6866 or

Posted by RoseburgAdmin