2017 ORS 403.330¹
Changing number of board members
  • election
  • notice to Secretary of State

(1) The question of increasing or decreasing the membership of the district board must be determined at a regular district election. The district board, by resolution, may order the question to be submitted to the electors of the district. If a petition is filed with the secretary of the board requesting that the electors of the district be permitted to vote on the question, the district board shall order the question to be submitted to the electors. The requirements for preparing, circulating and filing the petition are as provided for an initiative petition in ORS 255.135 (Prospective petition) to 255.205 (Retention of petition materials). The board is increased to seven members or decreased to five members if a majority of the votes cast on the question favors the increase or decrease. At an election to increase the membership, electors shall vote for candidates to fill the additional positions.

(2) When a district is situated entirely within one county, if the electors approve the increase or decrease in board membership, not later than the 30th day after the election, the district board shall adjust and stagger the terms of the board members as necessary in order to continue biennial elections of board members in accordance with ORS 403.335 (Continuing schedule of biennial elections after change in number of board members). The district board shall take into consideration and, as much as possible, provide for the continued method of representation adopted by the district under ORS 403.340 (Manner of electing board members).

(3) When a district includes territory in more than one county, not later than the 40th day before the regular district election at which a question under this section will be submitted, the district elections authority shall notify the Secretary of State. If the electors favor the increase or decrease in board membership, not later than the 30th day after the election, the Secretary of State by rule shall adjust and stagger the terms of the board members as necessary in order to continue biennial elections of board members in accordance with ORS 403.335 (Continuing schedule of biennial elections after change in number of board members). The Secretary of State shall take into consideration and, as much as possible, provide for the continued method of representation adopted by the district under ORS 403.340 (Manner of electing board members). [Formerly 401.833]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 403—Emergency Telecommunications System, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors403.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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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