2007 ORS 249.088¹
Determining number of nominees
  • nomination or election of candidate at nominating election

(1) Unless otherwise provided by a home rule charter, at the nominating election held on the date of the primary election, two candidates shall be nominated for the nonpartisan office. However, when a candidate, other than a candidate for the office of sheriff, a candidate for the office of county clerk, a candidate for the office of county treasurer or a candidate to fill a vacancy, receives a majority of the votes cast for the office at the nominating election, that candidate is elected.

(2) When a candidate for the office of sheriff, the office of county clerk, the office of county treasurer or a candidate to fill a vacancy receives a majority of votes cast for the office at the nominating election, that candidate alone is nominated. [1979 c.190 §118; 1979 c.451 §5; 1979 c.587 §3; 1983 c.350 §66; 1989 c.218 §1; 1991 c.719 §7; 1993 c.493 §12; 1995 c.92 §2; 1995 c.607 §77; 1995 c.712 §27]

Chapter 249

Law Review Cita­tions

50 OLR 316 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 249—Candidates; Recall, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­249.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 249, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­249ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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.