ORS 255.416
Ability of board of qualifying district to remedy violation; process


(1)

The board of a qualifying district that intends to change the electoral system of the qualifying district in order to remedy a potential violation of ORS 255.405 (Requirements for qualifying district elections), or in order to comply with a court order requiring the board of a qualifying district to remedy a violation of ORS 255.405 (Requirements for qualifying district elections), shall, prior to voting on whether to adopt the proposed new electoral system:

(a)

Provide public notice to residents of the qualifying district about the proposed remedy to a violation or potential violation of ORS 255.405 (Requirements for qualifying district elections).

(b)

(A) Hold at least two public hearings over a period of not more than 60 calendar days in which the public is invited to provide input regarding the composition of the qualifying district or the board of the qualifying district. Before conducting these hearings, the board of the qualifying district may conduct outreach to the public, including to non-English-speaking communities, to explain the proposed electoral system and encourage public participation.

(B)

The public hearings conducted under this paragraph must be conducted before a draft map or draft maps of the proposed qualifying district boundaries is drawn.

(c)

Make publicly available:

(A)

The draft map or draft maps of the proposed qualifying district boundaries;

(B)

The methodology used to establish the draft map or draft maps of the qualifying district boundaries; and

(C)

The potential sequence of elections if terms of office for members of the board of the qualifying district are staggered.

(d)

Hold at least two public hearings over a period of not more than 60 calendar days in which the public is invited to provide input regarding the content of the draft map or draft maps and, if applicable, the proposed sequence of elections.

(e)

(A) Make publicly available the final version of the map or maps to be voted on by the board of the qualifying district and the methodologies used to establish the final version of the map or maps. The materials described in this subparagraph must be made publicly available no later than seven days before the map or maps will be considered by the board of the qualifying district.

(B)

If a map made publicly available under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph is subsequently altered, the revised map and methodologies used to establish the revised map shall be made publicly available for at least seven days before the revised map will be considered by the board of the qualifying district.

(2)

If the board of a qualifying district votes to change the electoral system of the qualifying district under this section, the new electoral system:

(a)

May not apply to the first qualifying district election held after the vote by the board of a qualifying district; and

(b)

Shall apply to qualifying district elections held after the election described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(3)

In carrying out the actions described in subsection (1) of this section, the board of a qualifying district shall consult with the county clerk that administers the electoral system of the qualifying district and take into consideration any recommendations made by the county clerk. [2019 c.449 §5]

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