ORS 250.036¹
Form of ballot title for measure subject to Article XI, section 11 (8), of Oregon Constitution
  • exception

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all ballot titles subject to section 11 (8), Article XI of the Oregon Constitution, shall include the following statement as the first statement of the ballot title summary:


This measure may be passed only at an election with at least a 50 percent voter turnout.


(2) As used in this section, “at least a 50 percent voter turnout” means a voter turnout that meets the requirements of section 11 (8), Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.

(3) The statement required by this section shall not be counted in determining the word count requirements of ORS 250.035 (Form of ballot titles for state and local measures).

(4) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to the ballot title of a measure subject to section 11k, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution. [1997 c.541 §311; 2009 c.247 §1]

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).
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