ORS 249.048¹
Unsuccessful candidate not eligible as candidate

A candidate for nomination of a major political party to a public office who fails to receive the nomination may not be the candidate of any other political party or a nonaffiliated candidate for the same office at the succeeding general election. The filing officer may not certify the name of the candidate. [Formerly 249.420; 2005 c.797 §62]

See also annota­tions under ORS 249.420 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

Prohibiting losing candidate in primary elec­tion from running in general elec­tion as candidate of different party does not interfere with candidate’s or party member’s constitu­tional right to free associa­tion. Cooley v. Keisling, 45 F. Supp. 2d 818 (D. Or. 1999)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

As prohibiting only candidate who filed for nomina­tion and then only if candidate files for elec­tion, (1972) Vol 36, p 4

Chapter 249

Law Review Cita­tions

50 OLR 316 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 249—Candidates; Recall Elections, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors249.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 249, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano249.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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