Notice of district election on issuance of bonds or on other measure
(1)(a) Not later than the 61st day before a district election on a measure, the district elections authority shall deliver to the elections officer a notice stating the date of the election and a ballot title. The district elections authority shall prepare the ballot title for a measure referred by the authority with the assistance of the district attorney for the county of the elections officer or an attorney employed by the district elections authority. The district elections authority shall include the ballot title for the measure at the time the measure is submitted to the elections officer.
(b) For each local option tax measure or general obligation bond measure placed on the ballot by a municipal corporation, the elections officer shall file a copy of the notice delivered under paragraph (a) of this subsection with the Secretary of State in the manner set forth in ORS 294.474 (Requirement to file materials related to measure proposing local option tax or general obligation bond).
(2) If a district submits a measure to the electors of the district at an election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and the district submitted a measure on the election date in ORS 255.345 (Special election dates) (1) immediately preceding the date of an election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, the district elections authority shall file the measure, including the ballot title for the measure, for the election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November with the elections officer not later than the 47th day before an election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
(3) A notice of election called to approve the issuance of bonds shall include:
(a) The purpose for which the bonds are to be used;
(b) The amount and the term of the bonds;
(c) The kind of bonds proposed to be issued; and
(4)(a) In the case of a measure submitted by initiative or referendum petition, the elections officer shall publish the notice in the next available edition of a newspaper of general circulation in the district after the deadline for filing the notice.
(b) In the case of a measure referred by the district elections authority, the elections officer shall publish the notice of election in the next available edition of a newspaper of general circulation in the district after the notice of election is filed. The notice shall also state that an elector may file a petition for review of the ballot title not later than the date referred to in ORS 255.155 (Procedure for elector dissatisfied with title of district measure). If the circuit court certifies a different ballot title, the elections officer shall publish an amended notice of election in the next available edition of the newspaper referred to in this subsection after the new title is certified to the elections officer.
(c) In addition to publishing the notice as described in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, the elections officer may publish the notice on the county’s website for a minimum of seven days. [Formerly 259.090; 1981 c.173 §32; 1981 c.391 §11; 1983 c.379 §2; 1985 c.808 §42; 1987 c.707 §23; 1989 c.923 §14; 1991 c.71 §10; 1991 c.107 §12; 1993 c.493 §46; 1993 c.713 §59; 1995 c.712 §120; 2011 c.607 §11; 2017 c.552 §6; 2017 c.749 §29]
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