2013 ORS § 199.735¹
Election on consolidation
  • on merger

(1) The commission shall call an election on a date specified in ORS 221.230 (Election dates).

(2) At the election the following questions shall be submitted:

(a) To the electors of the county and to the electors of the most populous city, the question of whether the charter shall be adopted as the charter of a city-county.

(b) To the electors of each less populous city in the county, the question of whether that city shall merge into the city-county.

(c) To the electors of the unincorporated area, the question of whether the unincorporated area shall merge into the city-county.

(3) If an elector is eligible to vote in both the county and the most populous city, the question submitted under subsection (2)(a) of this section shall appear only on the county ballot for that elector, but it shall be tallied both as a vote of an elector of the county and as an elector of the most populous city in the county.

(4) The commission shall file the call and the charter with the county clerk, who shall give notice of, conduct and publicize the results of the election under the general laws of the state governing elections. The county shall bear the expense of the election. [1971 c.731 §7; 1973 c.745 §2; 1979 c.190 §402; 1983 c.83 §12; 1983 c.350 §9; 1997 c.494 §4]