Political Parties

ORS 248.026
Selection of precinct committeeperson to fill vacancy

  • effective date of selection
  • term
  • powers


(1)

The members of a county central committee may fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson by selecting a member of the major political party who is registered in:

(a)

The precinct in which the vacancy exists;

(b)

A precinct adjoining the precinct in which the vacancy exists that is within the same county; or

(c)

A precinct that is both within the same county and state Representative district as the precinct in which the vacancy exists.

(2)

When a county central committee votes to select a person to fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson, the chairperson of the committee shall give written notice to the county elections official of the proposed selection. The selection shall take effect when the county elections official upon timely verification of eligibility, places the name of the person selected on the list of precinct committeepersons. The county elections official shall then send written notice of the selection to the person and the county central committee.

(3)

A person selected to fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson may be removed from office at the pleasure of the central committee, but, except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, otherwise shall hold the office for the unexpired term and shall have the powers, duties and privileges of an elected precinct committeeperson.

(4)

A person selected to fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson may not vote on the election of county central committee officers at the organizational meeting of the committee as provided in ORS 248.035 (Transfer of property). A person selected to fill a vacancy in the office of precinct committeeperson may vote to fill any vacancy in a committee office after the organizational meeting. [Formerly 248.055; 1987 c.620 §1; 2005 c.506 §3; 2019 c.675 §21]

See annotations under ORS 248.055 in permanent edition.

Chapter 248

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Personal liability of officers, employes and delegates or precinct committee members of political party's state or county central committee, for committee obligations, (1979) Vol 39, p 759; constitutionality of statutes governing county and state central committees of major political parties, (1981) Vol 42, p 93


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Jun. 26, 2021