2017 ORS 568.391¹
Referendum process
  • ballot contents
  • results

(1) If a referendum regarding the formation of a district is required under ORS 568.351 (Determination of boundaries for proposed district), the State Department of Agriculture shall:

(a) Prepare appropriate ballots and administer the referendum election process; or

(b) Enter into an agreement with county officials for administration of the referendum election process by the county.

(2) The ballot for a referendum election must include a map or other description of the boundaries of the proposed district, provided by the department, that uses legal descriptions and generally recognized features. The ballots must comply with ORS 250.035 (Form of ballot titles for state and local measures).

(3) If the legally required number of ballots approve the formation of the district, the department shall issue an order of formation for the district as provided under ORS 568.351 (Determination of boundaries for proposed district) and appoint directors as provided under ORS 568.400 (Appointment of first directors of district). If the required number of ballots to approve the formation are not cast, the department may not issue an order for formation of the district.

(4) If a referendum does not approve a proposal to form a district, the department may not accept the filing of a petition covering the same or substantially the same territory as the disapproved proposal until one year after the referendum election date. Upon the filing under ORS 568.300 (Petition for formation of district) of a petition covering the same or substantially the same territory as the disapproved proposal, the department shall conduct new hearings and make new determinations regarding the district formation proposed by the petition. [2009 c.220 §9]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County regula­tion of activities resulting in soil erosion, (1975) Vol 37, p 819

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 568—Soil and Water Conservation; Water Quality Management, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors568.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 568, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano568.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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