Filing Measure Arguments
(1)Any person may file an argument supporting or opposing a measure with each county clerk of the counties in which the local government that filed the measure is located if the counties will be publishing a voters’ pamphlet.
(2)The county clerk may require that an argument supporting or opposing a measure be typewritten or legibly printed and submitted on a form approved by the county clerk.
(3)The content of arguments shall conform to ORS 251.395 (Content of statements and arguments):
(4)The names of persons or organizations to be excluded from arguments shall conform to ORS 251.405 (Names or titles of persons or names of organizations excluded from arguments and statements);
(5)Arguments shall be limited to 325 words.
(6)All materials submitted for inclusion in a county voters’ pamphlet shall not exceed 30 square inches of space.
(7)Filing fees or signature petitions for arguments shall be filed with the county clerk at the time of submitting the arguments.
(8)A verified signature petition may be substituted for the appropriate filing fee for measure arguments (ORS 251.355 (Filing arguments for or against measure)). The petition shall be submitted on forms prescribed by the county clerk.
(9)The filing fees for measure arguments shall be based upon the electoral jurisdiction’s registration as of January 1st of the election year.
(10)The filing fees shall be:
(a)For a jurisdiction with voter registration of less than 1,000 within a county — $100.00;
(b)For a jurisdiction with voter registration between 1,000 and 4,999 within a county — $200.00;
(c)For a jurisdiction with voter registration between 5,000 and 9,999 within a county — $250.00;
(d)For a jurisdiction with voter registration between 10,000 and 24,999 within a county — $350.00;
(e)For a jurisdiction with voter registration over 25,000 within a county — $400.00;
(11)Refunds of filing fees shall conform to ORS 251.325 (Schedule and procedures for producing and distributing pamphlet)(5) and the procedures established by the county clerk.
Rule 165-022-0050 — Filing Measure Arguments,