2015 ORS 248.010¹
Use of party name

Each major political party and minor political party, its nominated candidates and its members and officers shall have the exclusive right to use the whole party name or any part of it. [Amended by 1957 c.608 §49; 1965 c.407 §1; 1975 c.779 §4; 1979 c.190 §71; 1983 c.514 §5]

Notes of Decisions

Prohibi­tion against new party using any part of name used by es­tab­lished party violates federal constitu­tional rights to associate and to cast votes. Freedom Socialist Party v. Bradbury, 182 Or App 217, 48 P3d 199 (2002)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Independent candidates use of party name in Voters Pamphlet ma­te­ri­al, (1972) Vol 36, p 55

Chapter 248

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Personal liability of of­fi­cers, employes and delegates or precinct committee members of po­lit­i­cal partys state or county central committee, for committee obliga­tions, (1979) Vol 39, p 759; constitu­tionality of statutes governing county and state central committees of major po­lit­i­cal parties, (1981) Vol 42, p 93


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 248—Political Parties; Presidential Electors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors248.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 248, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano248.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.