(1) A major political party may nominate a candidate to fill a vacancy in a partisan elective office in the following manner:
(a) If the vacancy occurs on or before the 70th day before a primary election, by selecting a nominee at the next primary election; or
(b) If the vacancy occurs after the 70th day before the primary election but before the 61st day before the general election, by selecting a nominee as provided by party rule.
(2) The procedure under subsection (1) of this section shall not apply in any case in which one of the following specific procedures for filling a vacancy applies:
(a) The procedure specified in ORS 188.120 for the offices of Representative in Congress and United States Senator.
(b) The appointment procedure specified in ORS 171.051 to 171.064 for state legislative office.
(c) The procedure specified in ORS chapter 236 for county office.
(d) The procedure specified in ORS chapter 221 for city office.
(3) A party that selects a nominee under subsection (1)(b) of this section, immediately after the nomination, shall notify the filing officer with whom a declaration of candidacy for the office is filed of the name of the nominee by the most expeditious means practicable.
(4) The Secretary of State by rule may adopt a schedule specifying the period following a vacancy within which a major political party that selects a nominee under subsection (1)(b) of this section must notify the filing officer of the name of the nominee under subsection (3) of this section. [1979 c.190 §123; 1985 c.586 §3; 1985 c.808 §16; 1987 c.267 §22; 1987 c.380 §4; 1987 c.549 §5; 1995 c.607 §17; 1995 c.712 §31]Section: Previous 249.120 249.130 249.150 249.160 249.170 249.180 249.190 249.200 249.205 249.210 249.220 249.221 249.230 249.240 249.250 Next
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