Follow the Initiative and Petition Process
In partnership with the
Legislative Policy and Research Office, the Oregon Secretary of State oversees the process for creating official Explanatory Statements and Fiscal Estimates for statewide ballot measures. These statements accompany each qualified ballot measure in the statewide Voters Pamphlet, which is mailed to every household in Oregon.
Explanatory Statement Committee
The ESC drafts a statement explaining each potential ballot measure.
Meetings of the ESC
Financial Estimate Committee
The FEC prepares a financial impact statement for each measure.
Meetings of the FEC
Racial and Ethnic Impact Statement
The Criminal Justic Commission prepares a statement related to crime and likely to have an effect on the criminal justice system.
Meetings of the CJC