ORS 204.020¹
When terms of office commence
  • filing certificate of election, oath and undertaking

(1) The term of office of each officer mentioned in ORS 204.005 (Election of county officers) shall commence on the first Monday of January next following election to office.

(2) Before entering upon any office listed in ORS 204.005 (Election of county officers), the person elected must qualify by filing with the county clerk of the county in which the person is elected the person’s certificate of election, with an oath of office indorsed thereon, and subscribed by the elected person, to the effect that the person will support the Constitution of the United States and of this state, and faithfully carry out the office being assumed. The person shall also give and file the undertaking provided for under subsection (3) of this section.

(3) A county governing body may require, by ordinance, for the filing by each officer under ORS 204.005 (Election of county officers), prior to that officer assuming office, of an official undertaking with such surety as the governing body determines necessary or of an irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution, as defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act), in either case in a reasonable amount with the county governing body. [Amended by 1981 c.41 §1; 1983 c.327 §15; 1991 c.331 §46; 1997 c.631 §426]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 204—County Officers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­204.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.
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