Local Administration of Education

ORS 332.124
Election at large unless zoned

  • plurality in zones
  • reelection from zones
  • procedure when no nominee to fill zone vacancy
  • duration of appointments


(1)

Except as provided in ORS 255.400 (Definitions for ORS 255.400 to 255.424) to 255.424 (Notice requirements to bring action), all candidates shall be elected at large in the district unless the district school board provides for election from zones under ORS 332.126 (Election from zones).

(2)

In a district in which directors are elected from zones:

(a)

The candidate for the office of director in each zone who receives the plurality of the votes shall be elected.

(b)

At the expiration of each director’s term of office, a successor shall be elected from the same zone.

(3)

Except as provided in ORS 255.400 (Definitions for ORS 255.400 to 255.424) to 255.424 (Notice requirements to bring action), in the event that no person from the same zone is nominated under ORS 332.122 (Nomination of directors) as a candidate for the vacant office of director by the school district election filing deadline or is elected as a write-in candidate at the subsequent school district election, or in the event that an office of director becomes vacant at midterm, the district school board shall fill the vacancy as follows:

(a)

The board shall advertise the vacancy for a 20-day period in an attempt to find an eligible resident from the same zone to fill the vacancy. If one or more eligible residents declare interest in the vacant office, the school district board shall appoint one of the eligible residents to fill the vacant office until June 30 following the next regular school district election.

(b)

If, after 20 days of advertising the vacancy, no eligible resident from the same zone declares interest in the vacant office, the school district board shall appoint one of the eligible residents from the district at large to fill the vacant office until June 30 following the next regular school district election.

(c)

Offices filled in the manner described in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection shall become vacant on June 30 following the next regular school district election. Nomination of candidates for vacant offices shall occur as provided under ORS 332.122 (Nomination of directors). [Formerly 331.090; 1993 c.150 §1; 2019 c.449 §12]

See also annotations under ORS 331.090 in permanent edition.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Failure to reregister as no bar to circulating nominating petitions, (1972) Vol 36, p 117


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