2017 ORS 248.026¹
Selection of precinct committeeperson to fill vacancy
  • effective date of selection
  • term
  • powers

(1) The members of a county central committee may select a member of the major political party who is registered in the precinct in which the vacancy exists, or registered in a precinct within the same county adjoining that precinct, to fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson.

(2) When a county central committee votes to select a person to fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson, the chairperson of the committee shall give written notice to the county clerk of the proposed selection. The selection shall take effect when the county clerk upon timely verification of eligibility, places the name of the person selected on the list of committeepersons. The county clerk shall then send written notice of the selection to the person and the county central committee.

(3) A person selected to fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson may be removed from office at the pleasure of the central committee, but, except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, otherwise shall hold the office for the unexpired term and shall have the powers, duties and privileges of an elected committeeperson.

(4) A person selected to fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson may not vote on the election of county central committee officers at the organizational meeting of the committee as provided in ORS 248.035 (Transfer of property). A person selected to fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson may vote to fill any vacancy in a committee office after the organizational meeting. [Formerly 248.055; 1987 c.620 §1; 2005 c.506 §3]

See annota­tions under ORS 248.055 in permanent edi­tion.

Chapter 248

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Personal liability of of­fi­cers, employes and delegates or precinct committee members of po­lit­i­cal party’s 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

  • Blue Oregon / T.A. Barnhart, Dec 11, 2013
    “No one acted in bad faith at the pre­vi­ous meeting; even those who errered in allowing the new PCPs to vote should be held blameless, given that we’re dealing with ORS 248.026(2) — and I’m willing to bet a lot of Oregon Democrats are going to be making themselves familiar with ORS 248 in the near future.”
1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 248—Political Parties; Presidential Electors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors248.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 248, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano248.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.