The nomination or election of a person, the result of a recall election or the approval
or rejection of a measure may be contested by any elector entitled to vote for the
person, recall or measure, by any person who was a candidate at the election for the
same nomination or office, by the public officer subject to the recall, by the Secretary
of State if the contest involves a state measure, the recall of a state officer or
a candidate for whom the Secretary of State is the filing officer, or by the county
clerk who conducted the election, only for the following causes:
(1) Deliberate and material violation of any provision of the election laws in connection
with the nomination, election, recall election or approval or rejection of a measure.
(2) Ineligibility of the person elected to the office to hold the office at the time
of the election.
(3) Illegal votes.
(4) Mistake or fraud in the canvass of votes.
(5) Fraud in the count of votes.
(6) Nondeliberate and material error in the distribution of the official ballots by
a local elections official, as that term is defined in ORS 246.012, or a county clerk.
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