Information to be contained in certificate of nomination
(1)A certificate of nomination shall contain:
(a)The name by which the candidate is commonly known. A candidate may use a nickname in parentheses in connection with the full name.
(b)Address information as required by the Secretary of State by rule.
(c)The office, and department or position number if any, for which the candidate is nominated.
(d)The name of the minor political party, if any, that nominated the candidate.
(e)If the candidate is nominated for a partisan office by an assembly of electors or individual electors, the word “nonaffiliated” and a statement that the candidate has not been a member of a major or minor political party during at least 180 days before the deadline for filing the certificate of nomination.
(f)A statement that the candidate will qualify if elected.
(g)The signature of the candidate.
(h)A statement of the candidate’s occupation, educational and occupational background and prior governmental experience.
(2)The Secretary of State shall ensure that the template for a certificate of nomination provides the candidate with the option to provide the candidate’s race and ethnicity.
(3)For certificates of nomination of candidates for electors of President and Vice President of the United States, the names of the candidates for President and Vice President the candidates represent may be added to the name of the minor political party or the word “nonaffiliated,” as the case may be. The names of all the candidates of a minor political party, or nonaffiliated candidates, for electors of President and Vice President may be upon the same certificate of nomination.
(4)A certificate of nomination made by an assembly of electors shall be signed by the presiding officer and secretary of the nominating convention of the assembly. A certificate of nomination made by a minor political party shall be signed by an officer of the party. An affidavit shall be made on the certificate by the presiding officer and secretary of the nominating convention of the assembly or by the officer of the minor political party and signed and acknowledged by them before a notary public. The affidavit shall be that the statements in the certificate of nomination and related documents are true. With respect to an assembly of electors, the affidavit shall state that the assembly satisfied the requirements of ORS 249.735 (Qualification as assembly of electors). [Amended by 1957 c.608 §110; 1961 c.336 §3; 1973 c.841 §2; 1975 c.678 §24; 1979 c.190 §127; 1981 c.142 §1; 1991 c.719 §8; 1993 c.797 §13; 1995 c.607 §19; 2005 c.797 §35; 2019 c.449 §8]
Attorney General Opinions
Constitutionality of 180-day party registration requirement, (1974) Vol 36, p 875