ORS 258.290¹
Automatic full recount required in certain elections on measures
  • costs of recount to be paid by governmental unit
  • exception

(1) If the official canvass of votes of an election reveals that the difference in the number of votes cast for or against any measure is not more than one-fifth of one percent of the total votes cast for and against the measure, the Secretary of State, in the case of a measure for which the Secretary of State is the filing officer, and the county clerk who conducted the election in the case of any other measure shall order a full recount of all votes cast for the measure.

(2) The cost of a full recount conducted under this section shall be paid by the state, county, city or special district for which the measure was proposed.

(3) This section does not apply if the election on the measure is an election at which at least 50 percent of registered voters eligible to vote in the election must cast a ballot under sections 11 and 11k, Article XI, Oregon Constitution, and less than 50 percent of registered voters eligible to vote in the election cast ballots. [Formerly 251.645; 1993 c.493 §51; 1997 c.541 §313e; 2001 c.965 §41; 2010 c.9 §6]

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.
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