ORS 553.035¹
Application of election laws

(1) ORS chapter 255 governs the following:

(a) The nomination and election of directors of the district board.

(b) The conduct of district elections.

(2) The electors of a district may exercise the powers of the initiative and referendum regarding a district measure, in accordance with ORS 255.135 (Submitting prospective petition) to 255.205 (Retention of petition materials).

(3) A person may vote in a district election only if the person is an elector registered in the district. However, in any district in which there are no electors registered in the district and the property is used for business, industrial or farming purposes and is nonresidential in character, all owners of property located within the district may vote, and the authorized officer or representative of any corporation owning land in the district may vote for the corporation landowner. [1983 c.350 §311]

Chapter 553

Atty. Gen. Opinions

District authority to regulate use of power boats on wa­ter it impounds, (1971) Vol 35, p 900

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 553—Water Control Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors553.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 553, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­553ano.­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. Currency Information