ORS 250.031¹
Rules for conduct of election under Article XI, section 11, of Oregon Constitution

The Secretary of State shall adopt administrative rules for the conduct of elections under section 11, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution, that include but are not limited to provisions that:

(1) Set forth the requirements for an election to which section 11 (8), Article XI of the Oregon Constitution, is applicable that are consistent with the voter registration requirements of ORS chapter 247 and with the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-31);

(2) Provide directions to election officers for calculating whether the required number of registered voters eligible to vote voted in the election; and

(3) Interpret the words “cast a ballot” in section 11 (8), Article XI of the Oregon Constitution, as meaning that a ballot was lawfully cast, whether or not the vote of that ballot may lawfully be counted for reasons other than the eligibility of the voter to vote. [1997 c.541 §310]

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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)

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