2019 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Secretary of State Dennis Richardson)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to elections; and prescribing an effective date.|
Removes requirement that county clerk move elector to inactive status if elector has neither voted nor updated registration for five or more years.
Permits military and overseas voters to request ballot by using electronic mail or facsimile machine. Includes within definition of "political committee" combination of two or more persons that received contribution or made expenditure for purpose of supporting or opposing initiative, referendum or recall petition.] Removes gender requirement for selecting precinct committeepersons. Requires one committeeperson for every 250 electors, rather than two for every 500 electors, who are registered in precinct. Requires Secretary of State to reimburse county clerk for expenses to hold statewide special election on date other than date of primary or general election.] Includes community college districts and 9-1-1 communications districts under definition of "district" for purpose of special district elections. Removes prohibition on electioneering in or near elections office.] Clarifies date used to calculate proportionate votes of county commissioners in event of legislative vacancy. Requires financial estimate and explanatory statement committees to wait at least four days after statement is filed before holding hearing.] Amends geographic distribution requirements for signatures on nominating petitions. Establishes parameters under which major and minor political parties are entitled to statewide list of electors. Amends requirements for status as major and minor political party. Permits major political party to adopt rule permitting nomination of candidate who has not been member of party for at least 180 days. Permits minor political party to nominate replacements for vacancy in certain offices.] Repeals right of political party to have exclusive right to use whole party name or any part of it. Repeals chapter 70, Oregon Laws 2019 (Enrolled House Bill 2491). Permits elector to nominate separate elector, who is in same county, House of Representatives district and major party as nominator, as write-in candidate for precinct committeeperson. Establishes procedure for write-in candidate. Changes references to filing officer responsible for precinct committeeperson from "county clerk" to "county elections official." Establishes procedural requirements for replacing precinct committeeperson and qualifications for individual who replaces precinct committeeperson. Establishes July 1, 2015, as date for determination of total number of registered electors in this state for purpose of maintaining status as major or minor political party through 2020 general election. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
|Chapter Number:||Chapter 675|
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
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|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|