ORS 255.185¹
Date of election on measure initiated or referred by electors

(1) In a district that holds regular district elections, if an initiative or referendum petition contains the required number of verified signatures, the election on the district measure shall be held on a district election date specified by the district elections authority in the order calling the election. The election date may not be sooner than the next available date in ORS 255.345 (Special election dates) for which the filing deadline may be met and may not be later than the first regular district election following the 40th day after the date of the order.

(2) In a district that does not hold regular district elections, if an initiative or referendum petition contains the required number of verified signatures, the election on the district measure shall be held on the next available district election date in ORS 255.345 (Special election dates) for which the filing deadline may be met. [1979 c.190 §297; 1983 c.350 §76; 1985 c.808 §44; 1991 c.107 §13]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Procedure for exercise of initiative and referendum powers by school district electors, (1980) Vol 40, p 280

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 255—Special District Elections, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors255.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 255, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­255ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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