2013 ORS § 251.325¹
Schedule and procedures for producing and distributing pamphlet
  • fees
  • rules

(1) The Secretary of State by rule shall adopt a schedule and procedures for preparing, printing and distributing county voters pamphlets. The schedule and procedures shall include but not be limited to deadlines for filing material for the voters pamphlet, and except as otherwise provided by law, the format of material to be submitted and the size and other requirements applicable to candidate portraits.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, at the time materials are filed under ORS 251.335 (Filing portrait and statement by or for candidate), each candidate for nomination or election to the following offices shall pay to the county clerk the following fee for space in the county voters pamphlet:

(a) An office to which a salary or other compensation beyond expenses is attached, $100.

(b) An office to which a salary or other compensation beyond expenses is not attached, $25.

(3) At the time materials are filed under ORS 251.335 (Filing portrait and statement by or for candidate), each candidate for nomination or election to a city or county office at the primary or general election shall pay to the county clerk the following fee for space in the county voters pamphlet:

(a) If the number of active electors in the electoral district is less than 1,000, $25.

(b) If the number of active electors in the electoral district is 1,000 or more and less than 10,000, $50.

(c) If the number of active electors in the electoral district is 10,000 or more and less than 50,000, $100.

(d) If the number of active electors in the electoral district is 50,000 or more, $300.

(4) The Secretary of State by rule shall adopt a schedule of fees to be charged by the county clerks for including arguments in the voters pamphlet. The fees need not reflect the actual cost of producing the voters pamphlet.

(5) The county clerk shall refund a filing fee described in this section to any person who applies for the refund not later than the last day for filing material for inclusion in the voters pamphlet. When a refund is made, the material for which the fee was paid may not be included in the pamphlet.

(6) As used in this section, electoral district means a county, the part of a city located within the county or, if a candidate is elected by zone or subdistrict of the county or city, the zone or subdistrict in which the candidate is nominated or elected. [1989 c.1031 §4; 2003 c.468 §1]