ORS 401.832¹
Election of board members at formation election
  • terms of office

(1) Five or seven district board members, determined by the number of board members set forth in the petition for formation, shall be elected at the election for district formation. Nominating petitions shall be filed with the county governing body.

(2) When the petition for formation provides for a five-member district board, if the effective date of the formation of the district occurs in an odd-numbered year, two district board members shall be elected for four-year terms and the other three district board members shall be elected for two-year terms. If the effective date of the formation occurs in an even-numbered year, two district board members shall be elected for three-year terms and the other three district board members shall be elected for one-year terms.

(3) When the petition for formation provides for a seven-member district board, if the effective date of the formation of the district occurs in an odd-numbered year, three district board members shall be elected for four-year terms and the other four district board members shall be elected for two-year terms. If the effective date of the formation occurs in an even-numbered year, three district board members shall be elected for three-year terms and the other four district board members shall be elected for one-year terms.

(4) Each district board member shall hold office until election and qualification of a successor.

(5) Each district board member elected shall take an oath of office and shall hold office from July 1, next following election.

(6) The district board shall fill any vacancy on the board as provided in ORS 198.320 (Filling of vacancies on boards of certain districts).

(7) Except as otherwise provided in this section or in ORS 401.833 (Changing number of board members), the term of a district board member is four years.

(8) The terms of the members first elected to a district board shall be determined by lot. [1987 c.671 §4; 1989 c.1063 §3]

Note: See note under 401.818 (Definitions for ORS 401.818 to 401.857).

Chapter 401

Law Review Cita­tions

54 OLR 677 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 401—Emergency Services and Communications, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 401, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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