2007 ORS 258.006¹
Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Candidate" means a candidate for nomination or election to any elective office.

(2) "Contestant" means any person who files a petition of contest under ORS 258.036 (Petition of contest).

(3) "Contestee" means:

(a) In a contest of the nomination of a person for an office or the election of a person to an office, all candidates for the nomination or office, other than a candidate who is a contestant.

(b) In a contest of the approval or rejection of a measure proposed by initiative petition, the chief petitioner of the petition, unless the chief petitioner is a contestant, and any other person involved in the cause of the contest.

(c) If the cause of the contest is ORS 258.016 (Grounds for contest) (6) or (7), the county clerk.

(4) "County clerk" means the county clerk or the county official in charge of elections.

(5) "Elector" means an individual qualified to vote under section 2, Article II, Oregon Constitution.

(6) "Full recount" means a recount of all the precincts in which votes were cast for the nomination or office for which a candidate received a vote or on any measure that appeared on the ballot.

(7) "Measure" includes any of the following submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at an election:

(a) A proposed law.

(b) An Act or part of an Act of the Legislative Assembly.

(c) A revision of or amendment to the Oregon Constitution.

(d) Local, special or municipal legislation.

(e) A proposition or question.

(8) "Partial recount" means a recount conducted in a number of precincts equal to the greater of:

(a) Five percent of the precincts in which votes were cast for the nomination or office for which a candidate received a vote or on any measure that appeared on the ballot; or

(b) Three specified precincts in which votes were cast for the nomination or office for which a candidate received a vote or on any measure that appeared on the ballot. [Formerly 251.015; 1983 c.392 §7; 1985 c.186 §1; 1995 c.607 §52; 2001 c.965 §28]

See annota­tions under ORS 251.015 in permanent edi­tion.

See also annota­tions under ORS 251.015 to 251.090 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

In a pro­ceed­ing contesting an elec­tion pursuant to these sec­tions, the viola­tions must be proven by clear and convincing evidence. Putnam v. Milne, 13 Or App 540, 511 P2d 442 (1973)

Law Review Cita­tions

50 OLR 299-321 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 258—Election Contests; Recounts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­258.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 258, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­258ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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