ORS 202.030¹
Election order
  • conduct of election
  • ballot title

(1) If the county court finds that the proposed changes will not result in any new or remaining county having an assessed valuation, area or population less than required by the Constitution of this state, the county court shall call an election on a date specified in ORS 203.085 (County election dates) for the purpose of submitting the question of:

(a) The formation of the new county to the electors registered within the limits of the proposed new county;

(b) The elimination of an existing county to the electors of each county affected by the change; or

(c) The change in county boundaries to the electors of each county affected by the change when the change does not result in the formation of a new county.

(2) Except as provided in ORS 202.050 (Certification of election to Secretary of State) and 202.060 (Proclamation by Governor), the election shall be conducted in accordance with ORS chapters 246 to 260.

(3) The ballot title for determination of a question submitted under this section shall be prepared as provided in ORS 250.185 (Preparation of ballot titles by county governing body). [Amended by 1983 c.350 §10; 1999 c.708 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 202—Establishment of New Counties; Change of Boundaries, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors202.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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