ORS 250.029¹
Withdrawal of initiative or referendum petition
  • form

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the chief petitioners of an initiative or referendum petition may withdraw the petition at any time prior to the submission of the petition for signature verification.

(2) The chief petitioners of an initiative petition relating to a state measure may withdraw the petition at any time prior to the submission of the total number of signatures required on the petition for signature verification.

(3) The Secretary of State by rule shall design a form for use in filing a withdrawal of any initiative or referendum petition. The withdrawal form must be signed by all of the chief petitioners and filed with the filing officer. [1995 c.607 §25; 2009 c.533 §9]

Chapter 250

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)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 250—Initiative and Referendum, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors250.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 250, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano250.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information