Oregon Statutes - Chapter 568 - Soil and Water Conservation; Water Quality Management - Section 568.430 - Petitions for inclusion or withdrawal of territory; form; eligible electors.

(1) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 568.445, petitions for including additional territory within an existing district or for withdrawing territory already within a district may be filed with the State Department of Agriculture and the proceedings provided for in the case of petitions to organize a district shall be observed in the case of petitions for such inclusion or withdrawal.

(2) The department shall prescribe the form for such petitions, which shall be as nearly as may be in the form prescribed in ORS 568.300 for petitions to organize a district.

(3) When the petition is signed by two-thirds of the landowners in the area proposed for inclusion or withdrawal no referendum need be held. The number of landowners in the area shall be determined by the county assessor, who shall issue a certificate stating the number of landowners of record within the boundaries of the area proposed for inclusion or withdrawal.

(4) In referenda upon petitions for such inclusion or withdrawal all electors residing within the proposed additional area or area to be withdrawn are eligible to vote. [Amended by 1955 c.142 §13; 1957 c.603 §3; 1973 c.656 §5; 1981 c.92 §19]

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