ORS 258.075
Effect of successful contest of measure

  • special election dates
  • tax election participation contests


Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, after the contest hearing, the circuit court shall render a judgment affirming or setting aside the approval or rejection of the measure.


If the judgment sets aside the approval or rejection of a measure, the circuit court shall direct the measure to be resubmitted at a special election held on one of the dates specified in this subsection, as set by the court. In setting the election date, the court shall provide sufficient time for adequate notice to be given. The special election may be held on any of the following dates:


The second Tuesday in March;


The third Tuesday in May;


The fourth Tuesday in August; or


The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.


The county of the county clerk or the local elections official who committed the error in the distribution of the official ballots shall bear the cost of the special election.


In a contest under ORS 258.016 (Grounds for contest) (7), the court shall determine whether the challenge to the determination of the number of electors who were eligible on election day to participate in the election on a measure conducted under Article XI, section 11 (8), of the Oregon Constitution, is valid. In making the determination, the court shall rely on the provisions of ORS chapter 247 and shall receive testimony from the county clerk regarding the clerk’s administration of ORS chapter 247. If, after a contest hearing, the court determines that the challenge to the determination of the number of electors who were eligible to participate is valid and that the change in the number of electors eligible to participate is sufficient to change the outcome of the election on the measure, the court shall order the county clerk to make a new determination of the number of eligible electors and to certify the results of the election based on the new determination. [1979 c.190 §321; 1983 c.170 §4; 1985 c.808 §47; 1989 c.923 §18; 1991 c.71 §5; 1993 c.713 §54; 1995 c.712 §117; 1997 c.541 §313b; 2021 c.551 §21]

Source: Section 258.075 — Effect of successful contest of measure; special election dates; tax election participation contests, https://www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/bills_laws/ors/ors258.­html.

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