Oregon Statutes - Chapter 249 - Candidates; Recall - Section 249.031 - Contents of petition or declaration.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a nominating petition or declaration of candidacy shall contain:
(a) The name by which the candidate is commonly known. A candidate may use a nickname in parentheses in connection with the candidate’s full name.
(b) Address information as required by the Secretary of State by rule.
(c) The office and department or position number, if any, for which the candidate seeks nomination.
(d) If the candidate is seeking the nomination of a major political party, the name of the major political party of which the candidate will have been a member, subject to the exceptions stated in ORS 249.046, during at least 180 days before the deadline for filing a nominating petition or declaration of candidacy.
(e) A statement that the candidate is willing to accept the nomination or election or, regarding a candidate for precinct committeeperson, that the candidate accepts the office if elected.
(f) A statement that the candidate will qualify if elected.
(g) If the candidate is seeking the nomination of a major political party, a statement that the candidate, if not nominated, will not accept the nomination or indorsement of any political party other than the one of which the candidate is a member on the date the petition or declaration is filed.
(h) The signature of the candidate.
(i) A statement of the candidate’s occupation, educational and occupational background and prior governmental experience.
(2) Subsection (1)(i) of this section does not apply to a candidate for election as a precinct committeeperson.
(3) A declaration of candidacy shall include a statement that the required fee is included with the declaration.
(4) If required by the national rules of the major political party, the declaration of a candidate for election as a precinct committeeperson shall include the name of the individual the candidate supports for President of the United States or “uncommitted” or “no preference.” [1957 c.608 §68; 1961 c.336 §1; 1961 c.667 §5; 1969 c.245 §1; 1975 c.779 §18; 1979 c.190 §104; 1981 c.173 §20; 1983 c.7 §1; 1983 c.567 §5; 1989 c.1054 §14; 1991 c.87 §3; 1991 c.719 §5; 1995 c.607 §15]Section: Previous 249.014 249.015 249.016 249.020 249.023 249.025 249.030 249.031 249.035 249.037 249.040 249.041 249.042 249.046 249.048 Next
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