Initiatives, Referendums and Referrals

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A petition may be filed for any election, but only one petition cycle will be approved for circulation during a 2 year period. Petitions for future elections may go through the sponsorship phase, get a ballot title and go through ballot title appeal process. Approval to circulate for the 2020 cycle will be given after July 6, 2018, the deadline to submit signatures for the 2018 General Election.

Petition 2020-001, Get Big Money Out of Oregon Elections III

Prospective petition was filed Feb. 6, 2018. To begin the ballot title drafting process, chief petitioners must submit 1,000 sponsorship signatures.

On May 7, 2018, the Elections Division determined Initiative Petition 2020-001, proposed for the November 3, 2020, General Election, contained 1,489 of sponsorship signatures and has requested the Attorney General draft a ballot title.

Draft Ballot Title is due on May 15, 2018 from Attorney General.

Written comments concerning the legal sufficiency of the draft ballot title and procedural constitutional requirements established in the Oregon Constitution for initiative petitions may be submitted to the Elections Division.

To be considered, draft ballot title comments and procedural constitutional requirement comments must be received in their entirety by the Elections Division no later than 5 p.m.

Comments Due: May 30, 2018
Scan and Email: irrlistnotifier.sos@oregon.gov​
Fax: 503-373-7114
Mail: 255 Capitol St NE Ste 501, Salem OR 97310

Petition 2020-002, Local, Family & Small Business Fairness Act

Prospective petition was filed March 2, 2018. To begin the ballot title drafting process, chief petitioners must submit 1,000 sponsorship signatures.

​Petition 2020-003, The Right to Justice for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault Act

Prospective petition was filed April 17, 2018. To begin the ballot title drafting process, chief petitioners must submit 1,000 sponsorship signatures.
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Oregon Initiative Process

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​​Oregon Initiative, Referendum and Referral (IRR) Database

2018 Monthly Submission Log​​​

Chief Petitioners of initiative petitions are required to submit signature sheets collected by paid circulators monthly. Click the link above to see who submitted signature sheets.

Civics Lesson

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