Notwithstanding ORS 246.250 (Personnel), the Secretary of State shall reimburse each county clerk for necessary expenses of an election described in subsection (2) of this section based on a claim filed by the county clerk and approved by the Secretary of State. The claim shall be made on a form designed by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall make the reimbursement from funds made available to the Secretary of State by the Emergency Board.
The Secretary of State shall reimburse each county clerk for necessary expenses of:
A special primary election or a special election to fill a vacancy in the election or office of United States Senator or Representative in Congress held on a date other than the date of the primary election or the general election; or
A recall election involving the holder of a state office. As used in this subsection, “state office” has the meaning given that term in ORS 249.002 (Definitions). [1983 c.567 §2; 1987 c.267 §2; 1993 c.194 §§1,2; 1995 c.712 §2]