Voting & Elections


City Councilors are elected at large for four-year terms; the terms are staggered so that only half the council positions are up for election in a given year.  The Mayor is elected to a two-year term. All seven positions are non-partisan.

For more information on elections you can visit the Yamhill County Elections website at or the Oregon Secretary of State's Office at for more information.

By Charter, candidates may not file petitions for election more than 90 days before an election nor later than 70 days for election.





The Yamhill County Clerk has certified the results of the 2022 November General election. 

The City Council will welcome Hilary Malcomson as Mayor and Joseph Carswell, Jo Johnson, and Michael Shaw as Councilors.  The newly elected officials will take their seats for the first time at the January 12, 2023 City Council meeting.

The City would also like to thank the voters for passing measure 36-218 to build a new water reservoir for the City.  Detailed results for the City of Lafayette positions and measure are available below.