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2019 Regular Session
At the request of: (at the request of Secretary of State Dennis Richardson)
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Bill Title: Relating to elections; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Deems city to be disincorporated upon determination by Secretary of State that election on question of disincorporation was held in city in first six months of 2016, majority of voters voting on question approved disincorporation, city charter was surrendered to county in which city was situated and Department of Revenue approved map eliminating city boundaries.
Permits minor political parties to choose to nominate candidates for particular offices as part of state-sponsored primary election.] Amends requirements for status as major and minor political party.] Permits major political party and minor political party to adopt rule permitting nomination of candidate who has not been member of party for at least 180 days.] Lowers to 200 number of signatures required for candidate nominating petitions.] Permits minor political party to nominate replacements for vacancy in certain offices.] Requires person who wishes to be nominated or elected to public office by write-in votes to file declaration of write-in candidacy, and attest that person is legally qualified for office, by certain time on date of election. Permits county clerk to tally votes before filing officer makes determination of qualification of write-in candidate.] Repeals post-election process required to issue certification of nomination or election to person nominated or elected by write-in votes.] Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.] Provides that Legislative Assembly may refer Act to people of city on question of disincorporation. Provides, if Legislative Assembly refers such Act, that election on measure must be held on date of next primary election occurring after enactment of referral and measure shall be approved if majority of voters voting on question votes for disincorporation. Provides that any Act requiring action on condition of approval of measure referred as described above becomes effective on date voters approve measure. Applies retroactively. Declares that intent of Legislative Assembly is to cure any defect in procedures, and ratify results, of any vote by majority of city voters voting on question of disincorporation of city at election held on date of primary election held throughout state before effective date of Act. Provides for expedited review of Act to Oregon Supreme Court to determine validity of Act under laws of this state and United States and Oregon Constitutions. Prescribes procedure for determining validity of two methods of curing procedural defects in election and ratifying results of city vote for disincorporation. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 545
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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