ORS 258.171¹
Full recount required to change results
  • exception for recount demand made by county clerk

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the person making a demand for a recount shall be bound by the original official returns unless the person demands a full recount.

(2) If a demand for a partial recount is made by a county clerk under ORS 258.161 (Filing demand for recount with Secretary of State) (3), votes recounted in the precincts specified by the county clerk may be combined with votes in other precincts that were not recounted to determine the official returns of the election. [1979 c.190 §325; 1999 c.318 §41; 2001 c.965 §33]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 258—Election Contests; Recounts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors258.­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.
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. Currency Information