2015 ORS 258.250¹
Payment of cost of recount

(1) If the abstract of votes resulting from a full recount shows that the outcome of the election on the measure was changed or that a candidate for whose benefit the recount was demanded received a plurality of the votes, the deposit required by ORS 258.161 (Filing demand for recount with Secretary of State) shall be refunded by the Secretary of State to the person who filed the demand.

(2) The Secretary of State shall transfer the deposit required by ORS 258.161 (Filing demand for recount with Secretary of State) and any additional amount paid pursuant to subsection (5) of this section to a special account in the General Fund if:

(a) A full recount was not conducted; or

(b) The abstract of votes resulting from a full recount shows that:

(A) The outcome of the election on the measure was not changed; or

(B) A candidate for whose benefit the recount was demanded did not receive a plurality of the votes.

(3) Moneys deposited in the special account under subsection (2) of this section are continuously appropriated for the purpose of reimbursing the county, city or other political subdivision or public corporation for the cost of the recount and paying any refunds required by subsection (4) of this section.

(4) Upon receipt from the official directed to conduct the recount of a signed certificate itemizing the cost of the recount, the Secretary of State shall request the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to issue warrants for the amount so certified. Any portion of the deposit required by ORS 258.161 (Filing demand for recount with Secretary of State) remaining after the cost of the recount has been paid shall be refunded to the person who filed the demand upon receipt of a warrant from the Oregon Department of Administrative Services showing the amount of the refund to which the person is entitled.

(5) If the cost of the recount exceeds the amount of the deposit required by ORS 258.161 (Filing demand for recount with Secretary of State), and if the person who filed the demand does not qualify for a refund under subsection (1) of this section, the person shall pay to the Secretary of State the amount of the excess cost. [Formerly 251.610; 1983 c.740 §66; 2001 c.965 §39; 2005 c.755 §7]

See annota­tions under ORS 251.610 in permanent edi­tion.


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 258—Election Contests; Recounts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors258.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 258, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano258.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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