2017 ORS 261.210¹
Payment of election expenses
  • security deposit

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, all expenses in any county of any election held under this chapter for formation of a district and election of a board of directors shall be paid from the general fund of the county in the same manner that other claims against the county are paid.

(2) When formation of a district is initiated by electors’ petition, the county court may require a bond, a cash deposit or other security deposit from the chief petitioners as provided in ORS 198.775 (Security deposit to accompany petition).

(3) When preparing the county budget for the fiscal year following an election described in subsection (1) of this section, the county court shall include an item in the budget to reimburse the general fund for the disbursement for the election, unless the costs of the election are paid from a bond, a cash deposit or other security deposit under subsection (2) of this section. This item shall be assessed to and paid by the assessable property of the territory in which the election is held in the same manner that other taxes are assessed and paid. [Amended by 1983 c.567 §21]

Chapter 261

Notes of Decisions

People’s utility district does not possess exclusive right to provide service within boundaries of district. Douglas Electric Cooperative v. Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, 164 Or App 251, 991 P2d 1060 (1999), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County clerk’s and county governing body’s duty to determine validity of voters’ peti­tion to form people’s utility district, (1980) Vol 40, p 367

Law Review Cita­tions

7 EL 315 (1977); 16 WLR 549 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 261—People’s Utility Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors261.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 261, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano261.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.