2011 ORS § 250.296¹
Procedure for elector dissatisfied with ballot title of city measure
(1) Any elector dissatisfied with a ballot title filed with the city elections officer by the city attorney or the city governing body, may petition the circuit court of the judicial district in which the city is located seeking a different title and stating the reasons the title filed with the court is insufficient, not concise or unfair. The petition shall name as respondent the city attorney or city governing body, depending on who prepared the ballot title, and must be filed not later than the seventh business day after the title is filed with the city elections officer. The court shall review the title and measure to be initiated or referred, hear arguments, if any, and certify to the city elections officer a title for the measure which meets the requirements of ORS 250.035 (Form of ballot titles for state and local measures).
(2) An elector filing a petition under this section shall notify the city elections officer in writing that the petition has been filed. The notice shall be given not later than 5 p.m. on the next business day following the day the petition is filed.
(3) The review by the circuit court shall be the first and final review, and shall be conducted expeditiously to insure the orderly and timely circulation of the petition or conduct of the election at which the measure is to be submitted to the electors. [1979 c.190 §166; 1983 c.514 §9b; 1987 c.707 §10; 1989 c.503 §8; 1993 c.493 §98; 1995 c.534 §4]