2020 Initiatives, Referendums and Referrals

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 Nov. 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

Any registered voter, who submitted timely written comments on the draft ballot title and is dissatisfied with the certified ballot title issued by the Attorney General, may petition the Oregon Supreme Court to review the ballot title. 

If a registered voter petitions the Supreme Court to review the ballot title, the voter must notify the Elections Division by completing and filing form SEL 324 Notice of Ballot Title Challenge. If this notice is not timely filed, the petition to the Supreme Court may be dismissed.

Appeal Due 
June 28, 2018

How to Submit Appeal
Refer to Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rule 11.30 or contact the Oregon Supreme Court for more information at 503-986-5555. 

Notice Due 
1st business day after appeal filed with Supreme Court, 5 p.m.

How to Submit Notice 
Fax: 503-373-7414 
Mail: 255 Capitol St NE Ste 501, Salem OR 97310

On June 28, 2018 initiative 2020-001 was appealed to Supreme Court.

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.

On June 4, 2018, the Elections Division determined Initiative Petition 2020-002, proposed for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election, contained 1,138 of sponsorship signatures and has requested the Attorney General draft a ballot title. 

Draft Ballot Title is due on June 12, 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 pm.

Comments Due: June 26, 2018
Scan and Email: irrlistnotifier.sos@oregon.gov​
Fax: 503-373-7114
Mail: 255 Capitol St NE Ste 501, Salem OR 97310

Any registered voter, who submitted timely written comments on the draft ballot title and is dissatisfied with the certified ballot title issued by the Attorney General, may petition the Oregon Supreme Court to review the ballot title. 

If a registered voter petitions the Supreme Court to review the ballot title, the voter must notify the Elections Division by completing and filing form SEL 324 Notice of Ballot Title Challenge. If this notice is not timely filed, the petition to the Supreme Court may be dismissed. 

Appeal Due
July 26, 2018

How to Submit Appeal 
Refer to Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rule 11.30 or contact the Oregon Supreme Court for more information at 503-986-5555. 

Notice Due 
1st business day after appeal filed with Supreme Court, 5 p.m.  

How to Submit Notice 
Fax: 503-373-7414 
Mail: 255 Capitol St NE Ste 501, Salem OR 97310

​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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Petition 2020-004

Prospective petition was filed June 4, 2018. To begin the ballot title drafting process, chief petitioners must submit 1,000 sponsorship signatures. 

​​​​​​​Petition 2020-005

Prospective petition was filed June 19, 2018. To begin the ballot title drafting process, chief petitioners must submit 1,000 sponsorship signatures.

Petition 2020-006

Prospective petition was filed July 11, 2018. To begin the ballot title drafting process, chief petitioners must submit 1,000 sponsorship signatures.
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​​​​​​​Petition 2020-007

Prospective petition was filed July 11, 2018. To begin the ballot title drafting process, chief petitioners must submit 1,000 sponsorship signatures. 
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