(1) When a vacancy occurs in the partisan elective office of county judge who does not exercise judicial functions or county commissioner, the remaining members of the county court or board of county commissioners of the county, pursuant to ORS 236.217, shall appoint a person qualified to hold office who is an elector of the county to perform the duties of the office until the term of office expires or the vacancy is filled by election.
(2) When the provisions of ORS 236.217 apply, the appointment shall be made from a list of not fewer than three nor more than five nominees furnished by the county clerks. If fewer than three names of nominees are furnished or if no list is received by the appointing authority, the county court or board of county commissioners may consider additional qualified persons. The person so appointed must have been a member of the same major political party at least 180 days before the date the vacancy to be filled occurred.
(3) The vacancy must be filled by appointment within 30 days after its occurrence. [1987 c.549 §3; 1989 c.171 §29; 2001 c.430 §4]Section: Previous 236.137 236.140 236.145 236.147 236.150 236.160 236.210 236.215 236.217 236.220 236.225 236.230 236.240 236.250 236.310 Next
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