2017 ORS 236.210¹
Filling vacancies in county offices
  • qualification

(1) When there is a vacancy in any elective county office other than the office of county judge or county commissioner, the county court or board of county commissioners shall appoint a person to perform the duties of the office until the vacancy is filled by election.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, when a vacancy occurs in the nonpartisan office of county judge who does not exercise judicial functions or county commissioner, the remaining members of the county court or board of county commissioners shall appoint a person to perform the duties of the office until the vacancy is filled by election.

(3) When a vacancy occurs in the office of county judge who exercises judicial functions, the Governor shall fill the vacancy by appointment as provided in section 16, Article V of the Oregon Constitution.

(4) Before a person appointed under subsection (1) or (2) of this section takes office, the person shall qualify in the same manner as required by law of the officer in whose place the person is appointed. [Amended by 1965 c.221 §24; 1983 c.327 §6; 1985 c.17 §1; 1987 c.549 §1; 2001 c.430 §3]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of home rule county to provide method of filling vacancy in county office, (1974) Vol 37, p 280

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 236—Eligibility; Resignations, Removals and Vacancies; Discipline; Transfers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors236.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 236, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano236.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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