2017 ORS 249.200¹
Nomination by major party to fill vacancy in partisan office
  • exceptions
  • rules

This section is amended
Effective April 3, 2018
Relating to elections; creating new provisions; amending ORS 247.973, 249.037, 249.068, 249.072, 249.200, 250.045, 250.052, 254.155, 254.165, 254.470, 254.548, 255.295, 260.005, 260.039, 260.042, 260.044, 260.057, 260.118 and 260.215; and declaring an emergency.

(1) A major political party may nominate a candidate to fill a vacancy in a partisan elective office in the following manner:

(a) If the vacancy occurs on or before the 70th day before a primary election, by selecting a nominee at the next primary election; or

(b) If the vacancy occurs after the 70th day before the primary election but before the 61st day before the general election, by selecting a nominee as provided by party rule.

(2) The procedure under subsection (1) of this section shall not apply in any case in which one of the following specific procedures for filling a vacancy applies:

(a) The procedure specified in ORS 188.120 (Filling vacancy in election or office of U.S. Representative or Senator) for the offices of Representative in Congress and United States Senator.

(b) The appointment procedure specified in ORS 171.051 (Filling vacancies in Legislative Assembly) to 171.064 (Apportioning votes for filling vacancies in multicounty legislative districts) for state legislative office.

(c) The procedure specified in ORS chapter 236 for county office.

(d) The procedure specified in ORS chapter 221 for city office.

(3) A party that selects a nominee under subsection (1)(b) of this section, immediately after the nomination, shall notify the filing officer with whom a declaration of candidacy for the office is filed of the name of the nominee by the most expeditious means practicable.

(4) The Secretary of State by rule may adopt a schedule specifying the period following a vacancy within which a major political party that selects a nominee under subsection (1)(b) of this section must notify the filing officer of the name of the nominee under subsection (3) of this section. [1979 c.190 §123; 1985 c.586 §3; 1985 c.808 §16; 1987 c.267 §22; 1987 c.380 §4; 1987 c.549 §5; 1995 c.607 §17; 1995 c.712 §31]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 249, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano249.­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.