Oregon Statutes - Chapter 332 - Local Administration of Education - Section 332.118 - Election laws applicable; duties of Secretary of State; requirements for petitioners.

(1) Unless specifically provided otherwise, ORS chapter 255 governs the following:

(a) The nomination and election of school directors and local school committee members.

(b) The conduct of all school district elections.

(2) ORS 249.865 to 249.877 govern the recall of school board members and local school committee members.

(3) The Secretary of State has supervising authority over all elections conducted by school districts and over elections conducted by education service districts when an education service district board is serving as a district boundary board.

(4) A petition for a proposed change or merger under ORS 330.095, a remonstrance petition under ORS 330.101, a petition for zoning under ORS 332.128 or a petition to lengthen the course of study under ORS 335.495 shall not be circulated for signatures until the prospective petition has been filed with the county clerk. The prospective petition shall designate the names and residence addresses of not more than three persons as chief petitioner. The authority of the Secretary of State and the application of the election laws commence when the prospective petition is filed with the county clerk. The filing of the prospective petition is to be treated like a prospective petition for an initiative, referendum or recall. Except as otherwise provided in ORS 330.080 to 330.113, ORS chapter 255 applies to the procedures applicable to petitions described in this subsection and the elections held on the petitions. [Formerly 331.002; 1993 c.136 §1]

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