ORS 249.048
Unsuccessful candidate not eligible as candidate

A candidate for nomination of a major political party to a public office who fails to receive the nomination may not be the candidate of any other political party or a nonaffiliated candidate for the same office at the succeeding general election. The filing officer may not certify the name of the candidate. [Formerly 249.420; 2005 c.797 §62]

See also annotations under ORS 249.420 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

Prohibiting losing candidate in primary election from running in general election as candidate of different party does not interfere with candidate’s or party member’s constitutional right to free association. Cooley v. Keisling, 45 F. Supp. 2d 818 (D. Or. 1999)

Attorney General Opinions

As prohibiting only candidate who filed for nomination and then only if candidate files for election, (1972) Vol 36, p 4


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