Filling vacancies in partisan elective office of county judge or commissioner
(1) When a vacancy occurs in the partisan elective 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 of the county, pursuant to ORS 236.217 (Nominations), shall appoint a person qualified to hold office who is an elector of the county to perform the duties of the office until the term of office expires or the vacancy is filled by election.
(2) When the provisions of ORS 236.217 (Nominations) apply, the appointment shall be made from a list of not fewer than three nor more than five nominees furnished by the county clerks. If fewer than three names of nominees are furnished or if no list is received by the appointing authority, the county court or board of county commissioners may consider additional qualified persons. The person so appointed must have been a member of the same major political party at least 180 days before the date the vacancy to be filled occurred.
(3) The vacancy must be filled by appointment within 30 days after its occurrence. [1987 c.549 §3; 1989 c.171 §29; 2001 c.430 §4]
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