2017 ORS 199.785¹
Election on county formation or boundary change
  • election procedure
  • ballot title

(1) If the governing body finds that the proposed formation or boundary change will not result in any new or remaining county having an area or population less than required by the Constitution of this state, the governing body shall call an election on a date specified in ORS 203.085 (County election dates) for the purpose of submitting to the electors the question of:

(a) The formation of the new county; or

(b) The change in county and city-county boundaries.

(2) The question of formation of the new county shall be submitted only to the electors residing within the territory proposed to be formed into the new county. The question of a change in boundaries shall be submitted to the electors residing within the territory proposed to be transferred from the city-county to a contiguous county and to the electors residing within that contiguous county.

(3) Except as provided in ORS 199.787 (Certification of election results) and 199.790 (Issuance of proclamation by Governor), the election shall be conducted in accordance with ORS chapters 246 to 260.

(4) The ballot title for determination of a question submitted under this section shall be prepared as provided in ORS 250.185 (Preparation of ballot titles by county governing body). [1997 c.494 §13]

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.