ORS 254.650¹
Special election in case of death of nominee of major political party within 47 days of general election

(1) If the Secretary of State determines that a vacancy exists in the nomination of a candidate of a major political party for state office, that the vacancy is due to the death of the candidate and that the vacancy occurred after the 47th day before the date of the general election:

(a) The election for that state office may not be held at the general election;

(b) The county clerks may not count ballots cast for candidates for that state office at the general election; and

(c) The Secretary of State shall order a special election as provided in ORS 254.655 (Order calling special election).

(2) The candidates listed on the ballot at the special election shall be:

(a) The candidates who were listed on the general election ballot, other than the candidate whose nomination became vacant; and

(b) The candidate selected to fill the vacancy in the nomination as provided in ORS 249.190 (Filling vacancy in nomination of major party) or 249.205 (Filling vacancy in nomination to nonpartisan office).

(3) As used in this section “state office” means the office of Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, state Senator or state Representative. [2003 c.542 §2; 2009 c.366 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 254—Conduct of Elections, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors254.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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