Initiative and Referendum

ORS 250.185
Preparation of ballot titles by county governing body


When the county governing body refers a measure to the people, a ballot title for the measure may be prepared by the body. The measure and the ballot title prepared under this subsection shall be filed at the same time with the county clerk.


If the title is not prepared under subsection (1) of this section, when the measure is filed with the county clerk, the clerk shall send one copy to the district attorney. Not later than the fifth business day after receiving the copy, the district attorney shall provide a ballot title for the measure and send a copy of it to the county governing body and the county clerk. [1979 c.190 §156; 1983 c.15 §3; 1985 c.808 §27; 2017 c.749 §19]
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Notes of Decisions

Initiative measure filed in election cycle must satisfy all statutory and constitutional requirements and be placed on ballot in that election cycle; if proponents wish to put measure on ballot at another election, they must start initiative process over during next election cycle. Unger v. Rosenblum, 362 Or 210, 407 P3d 817 (2017)

Law Review Citations

27 WLR 132 (1991); 75 OLR 561 (1996)


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