ORS 249.052
Determination of inhabitancy of candidate for Legislative Assembly

  • verification of residence


For purposes of determining whether a candidate for the office of state Representative or state Senator has been an inhabitant of the district from which the Senator or Representative may be chosen as required by section 8, Article IV of the Oregon Constitution, an elections official may consider, but is not limited to considering, the following factors:


Where the candidate receives personal mail;


Where the candidate is licensed to drive;


Where the candidate registers motor vehicles for personal use;


Where any immediate family members of the candidate reside;


The address from which the candidate pays for utility services;


The address from which the candidate files any federal or state income tax returns; and


The candidate’s voter registration, if any.
(2)(a) If the county clerk determines that the property indicated by the address information provided on a nominating petition or declaration of candidacy for nomination or election to the office of state Senator or state Representative is located less than 100 radial yards from the boundary of the district in which the candidate has filed for nomination or election, the Secretary of State shall verify the location of the residence of the candidate to determine whether the candidate is an inhabitant of the district.


The Legislative Administration Committee shall make available to the secretary any mapping software and hardware used by the Legislative Assembly for redistricting to aid the secretary in verifying a candidate’s residence under this section. [2009 c.625 §2; 2011 c.691 §1]
Note: 249.052 (Determination of inhabitancy of candidate for Legislative Assembly) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 249 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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