2017 ORS 251.095¹
Candidate space in voters’ pamphlet
  • fee or petition
  • use of space
  • verification of signatures
  • rules

(1) For space in the voters’ pamphlet:

(a) Each candidate for nomination or election to the office of President or Vice President of the United States shall, at the time materials are filed under ORS 251.065 (Filing portrait and statement by or for candidate), pay a fee of $3,500 to the Secretary of State or may submit a petition in a form prescribed by the secretary containing the signatures of 500 active electors of the state.

(b) Each candidate for nomination or election to the office of United States Senator or any state office to be voted for in the state at large shall, at the time materials are filed under ORS 251.065 (Filing portrait and statement by or for candidate), pay a fee of $3,000 to the Secretary of State or may submit a petition in a form prescribed by the secretary containing the signatures of 500 active electors of the state.

(c) Each candidate for nomination or election to the office of Representative in Congress shall, at the time materials are filed under ORS 251.065 (Filing portrait and statement by or for candidate), pay a fee of $2,500 to the Secretary of State or may submit a petition in a form prescribed by the secretary containing the signatures of 300 active electors of the candidate’s electoral district.

(d) Each candidate for nomination or election to the office of state Senator or state Representative shall, at the time materials are filed under ORS 251.065 (Filing portrait and statement by or for candidate), pay a fee of $750 to the Secretary of State or may submit a petition in a form prescribed by the secretary containing the signatures of 200 active electors of the candidate’s electoral district.

(e) Each candidate for nomination or election to any other office shall, at the time materials are filed under ORS 251.065 (Filing portrait and statement by or for candidate), pay a fee of $600 to the Secretary of State or may submit a petition in a form prescribed by the secretary containing the signatures of 200 active electors of the candidate’s electoral district.

(2)(a) The signatures on a petition submitted under subsection (1) of this section shall be verified by the county clerk or the Secretary of State.

(b) The Secretary of State by rule shall establish procedures for verifying whether a petition submitted under subsection (1) of this section contains the required number of signatures of active electors.

(3) The space allotted to each candidate shall be used for materials filed under ORS 251.065 (Filing portrait and statement by or for candidate), including the portrait and statement of reasons the candidate should be nominated or elected and the information required under ORS 251.085 (Format of candidate’s statement). The length of the statement may not exceed 325 words. All candidates shall be allowed the same amount of space. The Secretary of State by rule shall prescribe the size of the space allotted to each candidate, except that the space may not be smaller than 30 square inches. [Formerly 255.051; 1981 c.375 §2; 1983 c.567 §14; 1985 c.808 §30b; 1987 c.707 §12; 1999 c.318 §12; 2009 c.817 §1; 2011 c.482 §1; 2013 c.518 §2]

See annota­tions under ORS 255.051 in permanent edi­tion.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 251—Voters’ Pamphlet, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors251.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 251, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano251.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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