Special District Elections

ORS 255.400
Definitions for ORS 255.400 to 255.424


As used in ORS 255.400 (Definitions for ORS 255.400 to 255.424) to 255.424 (Notice requirements to bring action):

(1)

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, “board of a qualifying district” means:

(A)

A district school board as defined in ORS 332.002 (Definitions for chapter);

(B)

The board of directors of an education service district as defined in ORS 334.003 (Definitions for chapter); or

(C)

A board as defined in ORS 341.005 (Definitions for chapter).

(b)

“Board of a qualifying district” does not include the board of directors of a pilot education service district described in ORS 334.108 (Number of board members) to 334.115 (Legislative report).

(2)

“Polarized voting” means voting in which there is a difference in the choice of candidates or other electoral choices that are preferred by electors in a protected class, and in the choice of candidates or electoral choices that are preferred by electors in the rest of the electorate.

(3)

“Protected class” means a class of electors who are distinguished by race or color or are members of a language minority group, as the class of electors is referenced and defined in the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.), as amended, or its successors.

(4)

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, “qualifying district” means:

(A)

A school district as defined in ORS 332.002 (Definitions for chapter);

(B)

An education service district as defined in ORS 334.003 (Definitions for chapter); or

(C)

A community college district as defined in ORS 341.005 (Definitions for chapter).

(b)

“Qualifying district” does not include a pilot education service district described in ORS 334.108 (Number of board members) to 334.115 (Legislative report).

(5)

“Qualifying district election” means the nomination and election of members of the board of a qualifying district. [2019 c.449 §2]

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Jun. 26, 2021