2017 ORS 199.740¹
Effect of election

(1) The charter shall be approved and the consolidation shall take place if, and only if, the question receives at the election affirmative votes by a majority of those electors of the county voting on the question and also by a majority of those electors of the most populous city in the county voting on the question.

(2) In case the question is approved as provided by subsection (1) of this section:

(a) Any less populous city in the county shall be merged with and become a part of the city-county unless a majority of the electors of the city voting on the question submitted under ORS 199.735 (Election on consolidation) (2) votes against the question.

(b) The unincorporated area in the county shall be merged with and become a part of the city-county unless a majority of the electors in the unincorporated area voting on the question submitted under ORS 199.735 (Election on consolidation) (2) votes against the question.

(3) A majority vote for the question in a city approving it shall have the effect of approving the surrender of the charter of the city as required in section 2a (1), Article XI of the Oregon Constitution. The majority vote in the county approving the question shall have the effect of approving the surrender of the charter, if any, of the county. The surrender in both cases shall take effect when the city-county comes into existence. [1971 c.731 §8; 1973 c.745 §3; 1983 c.83 §13; 1997 c.494 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 199—County Consolidation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors199.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.